STAFF at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital have been recognised for their hard work over the last year at a glittering awards ceremony.
At a time when hospitals are being scrutinised more closely than ever, the Belvedere Road unit took the chance to celebrate the hard work that is put in by its dedicated members of staff at its annual awards evening.
Now in its ninth year, the event was held at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, with 17 awards handed out in categories including Doctor of the Year, Nurse of the Year and Midwife of the Year, while other teams and individuals who work for the hospital were also recognised such as support services staff and administrators.
Helen Ashley, chief executive of Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen’s Hospital, was on hand to present some of the awards.
She paid tribute to the hospital’s staff who she said had performed ‘over and above’ what was expected of them.
She said: “At a time when our staff are working harder than ever to deliver quality care to people who use our services, it’s really important that we take the opportunity to show our appreciation and say thank-you.
“Our awards night is an important date in our hospital calendar as it gives us a formal opportunity to recognise those members of staff who have performed over and above expectations and delivered tangible benefits for patients, colleagues and the organisation during the past year.”
Among the winners on the night were Hume Ahmad, who took the award for Doctor of the Year, Sue Gill, from the hospital’s acute fraility unit, who was named Nurse of the Year and Isabel Philips, who was chosen as Midwife of the Year.