Employee recognition and the LGT Star Awards

LGT Star award

Colleague awards are an important part of life at our Trust. Throughout the year, we ask staff, patients and their loved ones to nominate teams or individuals that work at our Trust for providing:

  • Brilliant care to patients and supporting their loved one
  • Fantastic work behind the scenes in our support services
  • Going the extra mile for their colleagues or other teams.

In this way, we can collectively congratulate our co-workers for the fantastic work they do. Every month we select an individual or team to be our Employee(s) of the Month.

Help us reward great care

Previously known as the 'Healthcare Hero' award, the Stardust Award is nominated for by grateful members of the public who have been positively impacted by the care or service we provide them. If you or someone you know has received exceptional care, support, or assistance from a member or members of staff working within the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, you have the opportunity to express your appreciation by nominating them for this esteemed award.

You can nominate our colleagues here via the short, easy to use nomination form.

Your part in collecting these amazing stories of exceptional care and rewarding those colleagues who have gone the extra mile is much appreciated.

Share your story

We love to share stories about great care in our Trust publications and online. These stories about the difference our healthcare has made to people’s lives, really help our staff to feel appreciated and be proud of their hard work. 

If you would be happy to share a few more details about your positive experience and for your story to be shared, please email us on lg.communications@nhs.net and put positive story in the subject line.

Annual LGT Star Awards

In addition to our Employee of the Month programme, we also run the annual LGT Star Awards. We celebrate the outstanding work of our colleagues and share inspiring stories of great care and teamwork from all around the Trust.

Star Awards 2023 winners

All Star Team Award:​​​​​​​ Bladder, Bowel and Pelvic Health Team

The night kicked off with an award for this innovative team who do so much to reduce stigma and provide support for those with bladder, bowel or related conditions.

Guiding Star Award: Lucie Kabatesi

For all her hard work on various wards at QEH, including helping set up a brand new one in Ward 25, we saluted Lucie as winner in this leadership category.

Star Partner Award: Herna Longmore, ISS

The beloved Herna took home the win in this category in front of her husband, daughter and friends – as well as those at UHL in particular who hold her work, gardening ability and delightful personality in the highest of esteem.

Rising Star Award: Juliette Prior

Juliette took home this gong for a 'newbie' – someone who has been in a role for less than 12 months.

Superstar Award: Julie Baker / Mehool Patel

The room erupted when this joint-winner decision was announced! The gratitude we have for both of these long-standing colleagues who have done so much for us could truly be felt in the room.

Star Player Award: Jessica Thomas

Dr Thomas' amazing rapport with her child patients, and her dedication to improving our quality of care, saw her pick up the Star Player moniker - little did she know this wouldn't be her only win of the evening...

Stardust Award: Louise Pollard, Pamela Lutalo, Leah Irungu and Earl Sayson, Rheumatology team

For the sheer volume of appreciative patients nominating this dynamic four for this publicly nominated award, this one went out to our UHL rheumatology stars!

Star Volunteer Award: Julie Backman

Both finalists do a huge amount for us, all in their spare time, but Julie's Covid-era volunteering at QEH saw her take the volunteer crown.

LGT Charity Star Finalists: Genesis Stillwell

Genesis is an all-singing (literally - he sung happy 75th birthday to the NHS armed with his guitar at a recent event) all-dancing Charity Star, who has raised almost £3.5k for our Trust Charity!

LGT Megastar 2023: Jessica Thomas

A second win for Dr Thomas, and an emotional and well-deserved final win to round off the evening.