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Employee of the Month for August

Congratulations to Dexter Fegarido, Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department at University Hospital Lewisham, who has been chosen as our Employee of the Month for August 2021.

His colleague Hannah Pantaleon, a Senior Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department explained why she nominated him: “Dexter is such an inspiration and very hardworking. Apart from being in charge of the entire ED nursing team at UHL when he is on shift, he ensures that his staff are always well-supported and treated with respect by everyone. He abides by the 'zero-tolerance for staff violence policy’ and it makes us feel safe.”

“He has also launched two great new projects. He has introduced a ‘shift feedback form’, on which all staff can now write down how they think the shift went and gives us an opportunity to say what we think can be improved in the department. This has become the staff's voice to the management team.”

“The other project he launched is ensuring each week that all checklists in ED are completed. It may sound simple, but it has greatly impacted the performance of the department.”

“Dexter lives by our Trust values and always ensures the safety of all who work around him.”

A surprised Dexter said: "I am so overwhelmed that my effort was appreciated by my colleagues. I dedicate this award to every staff member in our Trust, but especially to my colleagues in the Emergency Department. I want to thank everyone for being so hardworking, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic which has created several changes to our services and policies. The effort of every staff member in our Emergency Department always remains focused on the safety of patients and is always our top priority.”

Paulette West, Facilities Manager, Vinci Facilities who helped chair this month's judging panel commented: "We selected Dexter as Employee of the Month based on his making a difference to his workplace environment. The working culture is a very important part of the team's attitude, morale and motivation. With Dexter standing by, supporting his team, they feel protected, and will go the extra mile for him. Congratulations for being an empathetic leader who fully supports his team."

Carol Spanswick, Matron in the Emergency Dep‚Äčartment at UHL (pictured below) congratulated Dexter and presented him with a certificate from the Trust.

Carol with Dexter

Congratulations to all our finalists

We also want to congratulate all our finalists for Employee of the Month for August. You have all clearly made a difference to the lives of our patients and colleagues through your hard work and dedication:  

  • Dermatology Consultants and Nursing Team QEH 
  • Emergency Department UHL  
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Teams QEH and UHL  
  • Philomena McElroy, ISS Cleaner UHL 
  • Joseph Songa, Ward Clerk on AMU QEH  
  • Chelsey Bayes, Maternity Support Worker UHL  
  • Mary Pratt, Cardiac Nurse Specialist UHL  
  • Resuscitation Services Team cross site 
  • Phlebotomy Team UHL 
  • Mihaela Andrei, Orthopaedic Practitioner 
  • Christelle Helberg, Dietitian 
  • Trish Dyter, Senior Midwife Community Team Leader 
  • Erika Deamer, Gynaecology Secretary UHL 
  • Janet Maxwell, Divisional Lead Clinical Coder,  
  • Meera Kamalanathan, Consultant Physician, Mulberry Ward UHL  
  • Tayla Toomey, Looked After Children Administrator, Kaleidoscope 
  • Sarah Lowman, Looked After Children Administrator, Kaleidoscope 
  • Akhil Gupta, Consultant, Theatres UHL  
  • Julie Cheung, Sister, Emergency Department QEH 
  • Judith Russell, Consultant GUM-HIV, Trafalgar Clinic QEH 
  • Vickie Lawrence, Training Administrator UHL  
  • Healthcare Assistants on Chestnut Ward UHL  
  • Looked After Children Health Administrators, Kaleidoscope 
  • Ward 18 team QEH 
  • Alexandra Goslawska, ISS Catering Assistant, Starbucks QEH 
  • Kurt Kingswood, ISS Catering Assistant, Union House Coffee Shop QEH 
  • Steve Mathews, ISS Catering  
  • Ricardo Bettencourt, ISS Catering   
  • Abosede Aro, ISS Catering  
  • Andrew Wiltshire, ISS Cleaner QEH  
  • Pedro Tojo, ISS Team Leader UHL  
  • Paul Sailes, ISS Porter 
  • Darren Westlake, ISS Porter 
  • Anthony Outhwaite, Security Manager QEH 

Our Employee of the Month scheme runs throughout the year to celebrate the great work of our dedicated staff. All nominations are also put forward to be considered for our Annual Staff Awards.

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