|West Mid Nursing Staff Awards|
Celebrity Amanda Holden praises winners for job dedication
Television and stage star Amanda Holden has presented awards to the winners of the Exceptional Service to Patient Care at the Staff Achievement & Excellence Awards at West Middlesex University Hospital.
Nominations had been invited from patients, their family and carers, staff and managers, and selections made by a multi-disciplinary panel that included patient advocate Jan Marriott.
Nurse of the Year Aibhin Burke with Amanda Holden and West Mid deputy-chairman Nick Gash
Chief Executive Dame Jacqueline Docherty said: “ Each nominee has demonstrated dedication to improving patient care, loyalty to the hospital and the health service, and in many cases great innovation in the way they work.”
The awards winners were:
Nurse of the Year – Aibhin Burke. Highly commended: Nikki Jones
Doctor of the Year – Bobby Mann. Highly commended: Susan Barnes
Midwife of the Year – Chelone Lee Woo. Highly commended: Sally Dauncey
Care Assistant of the Year – Diane Stokoe
Therapist / Scientist of the Year – Anne McLaughlin
Support Worker of the Year – Kiran Aswani. Highly commended: Joe Johnson
Student of the Year – Beverley Smith
Team of the Year – Sexual Health
Team of the Year – Health Records
Winners received a glass plaque, certificate, pin badge and £200, presented to them by Amanda, and Nick Gash, Deputy Chairman.
Amanda has close links with the hospital’s maternity team after working with them for a 2009 documentary, ‘Out of my Depth’, where she took on the role of trainee midwife.
She spoke at the ceremony about the fantastic care and treatment she had seen in action with the maternity team, and how well she herself had been looked after by the NHS.
She said: “I loved every minute of my time when I was working here and still feel a part of the hospital. I am so impressed by what NHS staff achieve and it’s an absolute privilege to present these awards.”
November 29, 2012