HOSPITAL workers were honoured for their ‘outstanding contribution’ to patient care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust at an awards evening last week.
The winners of the second annual ‘Mid Staffs Stars’ awards were announced at a ceremony at the Chase Golf Club which featured an inspirational talk by Michael McGrath, the world’s only disabled person to successfully lead expeditions to both the North and South Poles.
Members of the public and colleagues nominated around 85 individuals of teams who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 12 different categories.
Chief executive Maggie Oldham said: “It was great to celebrate with our staff their outstanding contribution, on what was an emotional evening.
“We are very grateful to every one of them for the work they do,” she said. “They are a credit to the Trust.”
The winners and runners up in each category were;
Improving patient care and experience
(Runners up: Debbie Duffy, specialty manager and Karen Murray, occupational therapist)
Improving patient and staff safety
(Runner up: Di Brindley, senior continence nurse)
Listening and acting on patient and staff views
(Runners up: Jacqui Miller, clinical nurse specialist, ENT and the team on Hilton main ward)
Supporting and valuing staff
(Runners up: Sheila Masters, acting ward manager of the acute stroke unit and Rosemary Cage, practice development facilitator).
Improving the way we work
(Runners up: Richard Spiller, housekeeper and Sarah Brown, pharmacy technician)
Unseen Star - Lisa James, volunteer co-ordinator
(Runners up: Dani Burn, senior nurse with the capacity team, and Steve Dimelow and Terry Mellor, facilities)
Star Student - Toni Quesnel, student midwife
(Runner up: Emily Austin, pharmacy apprentice)
Public Star (Cannock)
(Runner up: Lesley Fellows, upper GI clinical nurse specialist)
Public Star (Stafford)
(Runners Up: Angela Angus, midwife, Cathy Atkin, healthcare support worker and Kate Duke, receptionist atStafford)
Chief Executive’s Award
(Runners up: Chris Parnell, porter, and Carol McCormick, ward 7 sister).