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Pride of hospital trust recognised for hard work

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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PROUD staff at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been honoured at the organisation’s annual awards night.

Workers from Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital in Lichfield and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in Tamworth headed to the Pirelli Stadium for the glittering ceremony, which is now in its 10th year.

The awards, which were formerly known as the Staff Excellence Awards, celebrate the achievements of hard-working staff and individuals within the trust.

Chief executive Helen Ashley said: “At a time when our staff are working harder than ever to deliver quality care to our patients, it’s really important that we take the opportunity to show our appreciation and say thank you.

“Our PRIDE Awards 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.”

The evening was hosted by Andy Potter, from BBC Radio Derby.

Winners on the night were: Excellence in Patient Experience – Anna Ward at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital; Living the Values - Critical Care and Resus and Simulation Manager, Liz Mortlock; Raising Respect - Anne Hogg and the Research team; Outstanding Innovation - Mr Bindi and the Enhanced Recovery Programme team; Excellence in Safety - Surgical Assessment Nurse, Kath Robertson; Outstanding Learning & Development - The Clinical Placement Team; Determination - Assistant Practitioner, Janine Green; Outstanding Financial Achievement - Surgical Division Operational Team; Public Award – Senior Audiologist, Gareth Simpson; GEM Overall Winner - Staff Nurse, Janet Royall

Special Award - Head of Chaplaincy Services, Paul Barrett

Staff at the three hospitals were commended for their care and the way they worked when the trust was visited by the Keogh panel during last year’s Government review.

Other recent achievements for the trust include reaching the final three in a national midwifery awards scheme. A team at the trust has also been made a finalist in awards for procurement.

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