Staff Awards 2017

The staff awards has become a firm fixture in the Trust calendar since they began in 2013. Staff across the Trust nominate colleagues they feel have ‘gone the extra mile’ for patients and co-workers. It gives staff an opportunity to congratulate their colleagues for their dedication and commitment to patients and their teams.
The awards evening is a great occasion, celebrating the outstanding work of our colleagues. Inspiring stories of great care and teamwork are shared from all around the Trust.
The 2017 awards took place on Thursday 2 November at the Blackheath Concert Halls. A sincere thank you to everyone for making it such a success.
Our sponsors and partners, whose generosity makes it all possible: Abbey Travel; Capsticks; Cerner; CIS Security; G4S; ISS Facility Services Healthcare; Meridian Hospital Company; Ravensbourne Health Services Ltd; and Vinci Facilities Management.

Congratulations to all of our winners and highly commended nominees

Commitment to Quality of Care Award winner:

Vikki Powell, Women’s Services Administration Supervisor at QEH

Everyone Counts Award winners:

Riverside reception team at UHL

Excellence in End-of-Life Care Award winner:

Maxine Trenchfield, Healthcare Assistant on Laurel Ward at UHL

Improving Lives Award winners:

Therapy services teams at QEH and UHL

Kate Granger Compassion in Care Award winner:

Temptations (Tempie) Mambiravana, Older Persons’ Assessment and Liaison (OPAL) Nurse Specialist

Patient Safety Award winners:

Mulberry Ward, Medical and Nursing Team at UHL

Partner Award winner:

Zoey Robson, Domestic Services Manager, Interserve at UHL

Respect and Dignity Award:

Paediatric Secretaries (Diane McGowan, Sara Shelley, Samantha Sees) at QEH

Working Together for Patients Award winner:

Alison Royle, Team Lead for Children & Young People’s CYP’s Occupational Therapy, Kaleidoscope

Healthcare Hero Award 2017:

ENT Team - presented to them by Rosie-May Reynolds-Todd and mum Simone

Gabrielle Kingsley Memorial Award winner:

Dr Miriam Boehm, registrar in acute medicine

Anne Savage Award winner:

Dr Aaisha Saqib Diabetes & Endocrine Registrar

Long Service Award winners (25 years of service):

Niall Aston, Consultant Surgeon, QEH

Tamzin Bunton, Pain Nurse Specialist, UHL

Murinne Dawn John, PALs and Complaints Officer, UHL

Linda Johnstone, Neighbourhood and Health Visitor Lead, Downham Health Centre

Carmel Kendrick, Healthcare Support Worker, Lee Health Centre

Dr Naheed Mir, Consultant Haematologist, UHL

Patricia Punter, Administrator, Physiotherapy Outpatient Department, QEH

Caroline Sargent, Staff Nurse, Linden Ward, UHL

Althea Thompson, Emergency Clinical Practitioner, QEH

Our wonderful hosts Val Davison (chair), Lynn Saunders (director of strategy, business and communications) and Janet Lynch (director of workforce and education/deputy CEO) guided us through a great evening, which kicked off with a brilliant performance from our very own Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir. Chief executive Tim Higginson closed the proceedings with a final few words.

Some photos from the 2017 awards event below >

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Also a big thank you to everyone who nominated a staff member for an award in 2016. We'd like to extend our sincere apprecition to our sponsors, whose contribution is invaluable, and to our judges. Most of all congratulations to all of our wonderful winners, nominees and teams for their continued hard work and compassion. Read about the staff awards 2016 event here (pdf 643KB)