ADMIN & CLERICAL - UNSUNG HERO

THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Joanne Cleasby (Personal Assistant at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust) 

Described as ‘‘Committed & Compassionate’’ by one of our judges, Joanne won the Everyday Hero Award for her conscientious nature, hard work, and for going above and beyond. 

THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Karen Spick (Team Secretary at West London Mental Health NHS Trust) 

Karen Spick won Leader of the Year for showing natural leadership, efficiency, meticulous attention to detail and a quick-witted personality. Her manager wants it to be known that a Tribunal judge recently commented on her skill as a secretary – a rare acknowledgement indeed!

THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

Bereavement Services Team at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Bereavement Services Team are described as having "the most patient and staff-centred approach and have looked to minimise stress at the most stressful of times." They won Team of the Year for taking a genuinely holistic view when looking to improve their service, and more importantly: they acted on it. 

IT - UNSUNG HERO

THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Jon Potts (Infrastructure Manager at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust) 

Jon Potts has been awarded The Everyday Hero Award for being central to everything that the IT Department at Gatehead do, and also for being a natural leader within their department. 

THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Paul Siner (Project Manager at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) 

Paul Siner was described by one of our judges’ as receiving a well-deserved award with tangible benefits. He won Leader of the Year for his commitment to his role, his management skills, and his success in challenging circumstances.

THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

Desktop Team at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

In May 2017, York NHS Foundation Trust experienced an unprecedented Cyber Attack, the effects of which were felt throughout the NHS. The Desktop Team worked tirelessly during the outbreak to check, isolate and clean nearly 6,000 PCs. Often staying overnight and at the weekends to give staff advice and support during this time. They won The Team of the Year Award for truly going the extra mile. 

 

ANCILLARY STAFF - UNSUNG HERO

THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Adie Gillett (X-ray Porter at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust)

Adie Gillett won The Everyday Hero Award for being cheerful, polite and always greeting everyone he meets whilst doing his rounds as a porter. 

 THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Susan Faulkner (Play Service Co-Ordinator at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust) 

In the 30 years that Susan Faulkner has worked for Northampton General Hospital, she has become known as the very heart of the play team - a service that is still not widely represented. Susan  won Leader of the Year for being described as "the definition of an unsung hero - someone working quietly in the background for little or no recognition, but still giving their all because they know it matters."

THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

Domestic Team on Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust  

The Domestic Team on Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) won Team of the Year for providing an ''extremely high standard of cleanliness that is maintained every day''. 

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS - UNSUNG HERO

THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Carol Skillen (Vice Chair Staff Side at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) 

Carol Skillen won in the Corporate Functions - Unsung Hero: Everyday Hero Award Category, because of her commitment to being a Speak Up Guardian and for being 100% dedicated to her staff. Carol works hard to create a positive bridge between management and staff-side relationships. 

THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Helen Nowakowska (Business Performance Manager at Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) 

Helen Nowakowska has been quoted as being an inspirational leader who makes her team at The Countess of Chester feel ‘‘they can change direction but must change their ways to reach their destinations". Helen won Leader of the Year for being a clear leader who will put others first, especially when celebrating personal victories. She will take a strong stance when needed and is very much appreciated on a day-to-day basis. 

THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recruitment Team at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

The Recruitment Team won The Team of the Year Award off the back of reducing the time it takes to hire new staff considerably. Displaying creative ideas when it comes to better ways of working, and generally going all out to support their trust in making sure new employees are appropriately suited to their environment. 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Mike Kemp (Community First Responder at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust) 

Mike Kemp won Volunteer of the Year for his impact and humility. His nominee stated that Mike has been instrumental in saving the lives of hundreds patients in and around his community, and that he makes a real difference to everyone he supports. 

LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

Mary Frances Payne (Clerk at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 

Mary Frances Payne has worked for The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital since 1974. Mary still works 40 hours per week and isn’t slowing down! Mary, you truly are an Unsung Hero and are deserving of the Lifetime Service Award. 

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Shah Miah (Apprentice for Estates Facilities and Professional Services Procurement Team at NHS London Procurement Partnership) 

Shah Miah won the Apprentice of the Year Award and was quoted as "adapting easily to working in a busy environment, one that he entered into with no prior knowledge of. Now he has become a true assert to his team."

PATIENTS CHOICE AWARD

Iain Rivans (Pharmacist at NHS Fife - Victoria Hospital) 

Iain Rivans won The Patients Choice Award for truly going above and beyond when helping a very poorly patient receive her medication at home. Iain even contacted her out of his working hours to check in on her. Not surprisingly she nominated Iain for showing true ingenuity, passion and care for his patients.

LIFE SAVER AWARD

Dan Spacagna (Porter at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 

Dan Spacagna is the winner of the Life Saver Award for his quick reactions, persistence and courage when saving a colleagues life. He was quoted by his nominee as being "an assert to his trust and to his colleague."

SPECIAL MENTION AWARD

Molly (the Therapy Dog of Frank Lloyd Unit at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust) 

Molly is an 8-year-old Border collie at the Frank Lloyd Unit in Sittingbourne, which specialises in dementia. Molly won the Special Mention Award for assisting with patients who otherwise may not be able to communicate. Molly will play ‘fetch’ with patients, or for those who cannot leave their beds she lets them groom her fur to aid in relaxion; in some cases evoking deeply-rooted memories.

 

 

3 September 2018
Nominations Open
16 November 2018
Nominations Deadline
7 January 2019
Shortlist Announcement
1 March 2019
Award Ceremony