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Staff awards celebrate NHS’s hidden heroes

The work of healthcare staff and support workers from London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust was celebrated at the annual Staff Excellence Awards in Wembley Stadium.

 

More than 500 people attended the event to see the winners of thirteen categories announced including one very special nominee.

 

It also offered the opportunity to look back over the previous year and celebrate some of the trust’s achievements. This included winning several national awards, becoming a European leader in robotic knee surgery, and the best performing A&E in London.

 

Chief Executive Dame Jacqueline Docherty said: “We don’t celebrate our successes enough and this was a great opportunity to take stock and realise how much we have achieved in the past year.

 

“Staff are the lifeblood of any successful organisation and we have an abundance of people here who regularly go above and beyond what is expected of them.

 

“We tend to associate healthcare with clinical staff but there is a large army of people behind the scenes making sure things run smoothly, such as our volunteers, porters, domestics, waste mangement and catering.

 

The fifteen winners were:

 

Emergency and Ambulatory Care Division
Dr Harmandeep Singh, Consultant

Osama El Banna, Housekeeper

 

Integrated Clinical Services Division

Esther Slinn, Inpatient therapy lead

 

Integrated Medicine Division

Linda Scantlebury, Medical Secretary

 

Surgery Division

Usha Raman Nair, Ward manager

 

 Women and Children’s Division

Gene Taylor, Neonatal Matron

 

Unsung hero

Waste team

 

HEART Hero

Christine MacManus, Matron, Eimir Bourke, Sister, Lorraine O’Riordan, Ward Manager

 

Quality and Improvement

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Team

 

Volunteer of the year

Connie Holmes, Radiology

 

Fundraiser of the year

Rose Amankwaah, Clinical Theatre Manager
Emergency Department Team

 

Learner of the year

Nafisha Jama, Healthcare Support Worker

 

Chief Executive’s Lifetime Achievement

Jaswinder Dosanjh, Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist, Anticoagulation

 

Chairman’s Team of the Year

Emergency Planning Team
 

​A special commendation went to Dr Nicholl and his furry sidekick, Pike, a Pets as Therapy dog.  Labradoddle Pike, trotted up to collect his award to the sound of Who Let the Dogs Out.