Staff and volunteers from Peterborough, Stamford and Hinchingbrooke hospitals have been honoured for their dedication and going the extra mile through a series of coveted awards.
Winners from across North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust were celebrated at the Outstanding Achievement Awards 2023, where colleagues heard inspiring and emotive stories of incredible patient care and going over and above the call of duty.
Around 150 members of staff and volunteers were invited to the glittering evening at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough, hosted by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Chris Mann.
Nominees and winners on the night all received personal thanks from Trust board executives, including Chief Executive Officer Hannah Coffey and Trust Chair Professor Steve Barnett.
In addition, the Trust’s charity patron – Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood – sent a pre-recorded video message of congratulations.
Awards were presented to outstanding recipients in a number of categories; including Team of the Year, Health Innovation or Improvement in Our Hospitals, Outstanding Individual of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
Many of the awards reflected the challenges individuals and teams rose to over the course of the last 12 months, and a series of publicly-nominated Health Hero awards were also presented.
Trust Chief Executive Officer Hannah Coffey said: “Celebrating staff and all the amazing things they do in their roles is one of the best parts of any Chief Executive’s job.
“Even though I have only been in this wonderful Trust for a few weeks, I feel incredibly proud to work with every single member of staff and these awards have been a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the many individual and team achievements.
“Congratulations to each and every worthy nominee and winner.”
Winners at the Outstanding Achievement Awards 2023:
Team of the Year
Winner – Rainforest nurse-led clinical team, Peterborough City Hospital
Highly Commended – Frailty Team, Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Highly Commended – Surgical Assessment Team, Peterborough City Hospital.
Excellence in Admin, Clerical and Corporate Support of the Year
Winner – Category Manager in Procurement Mathew Varughese, Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Highly Commended –Florabel Mendoza, Ward Manager’s Assistant, Peterborough City Hospital.
Highly Commended – Medicine and UEC Rota Co-ordinators, Peterborough City Hospital.
Health Innovation or Improvement in Our Hospitals of the Year
Winner – Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Administrators, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Highly Commended – Communications Digital Team, cross site.
Outstanding Contribution to Patient and/or Staff Safety
Winner – Elouise Pond, Healthcare Assistant, Peterborough City Hospital.
Highly Commended – Paediatric Consultant and Ward Sister Dr David Hopkins and Emma Wilson-Jones, Peterborough City Hospital.
Highly Commended – Milly Middleton, Healthcare Assistant, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Outstanding Individual of the Year
Winner – Fiona Hope, Community Cancer Nurse, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Highly Commended – Dr Dylan Whitaker, Foundation Doctor, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Highly Commended – Kimberly Ashton, Senior Nurse Ward A2, Peterborough City Hospital.
Outstanding Leadership Recognition of the Year
Winner – Amy Dewhurst, Ward Manager B6, Peterborough City Hospital.
Highly Commended – Michael Ramnath, Night Matron, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Highly Commended – Heather Squire, Site Manager, Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Sustainability Award of the Year
Winner – Joyce Newson, Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Highly Commended – Luke Gibbons, Development Specialist for IM&T, Peterborough City Hospital.
Highly Commended – Trust Accommodation Managers Jo Ward (Peterborough City Hospital) and Samantha Bygraves (Hinchingbrooke Hospital).
Volunteer of the Year
Winner – Polly Watson, Patient Experience Volunteer, Peterborough City Hospital.
Highly Commended – Stephen Dale, Patient Experience Volunteer, Peterborough City Hospital.
Nominated by the pubic:
Health Hero Award – Stamford & Rutland Hospital
Dr Kerry Shalders – Dermatology Consultant.
Health Hero Award – Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke, Paediatric Consultant.
Health Hero Award – Peterborough City Hospital
Helen Taylor – NICU Senior Sister.