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What a PROUD Week!

06 Nov 2015 17:15:30
PROUD 2015 Winners


A whole host of events this week at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have given us great reason to celebrate as a myriad of colleagues picked up prestigious awards and recognition through our week of PROUD celebrations!

The week got going with a bang as we celebrated the work of our 2014/15 HCA apprentices who showcased their achievements and shared experiences of their journeys through working alongside our colleagues to gain their qualifications.

Next up were our Long Service Awards where 17 colleagues picked up accolades for completing 40 years’ of service – that’s an incredible 680 years’ of service between them!

Those receiving awards for 40 years’ of service were:

Loraine Beer
Alison Clarkson
Heather Clayton
Ann Diaz
Mary Garner
Susan Greenwood
Lynn Grenham
Gloria Jackson
Elaine Roe
Jackie Smith
Susan Walker
Ros Gutsell
Susan Mowatt
Patricia Allott
Jacqueline Hopkinson
Joan Beighton
Elizabeth Eames

On Tuesday were our first ever Recognition of Learning Awards, which celebrated the ownership and dedication our colleagues have shown to their own or others’ learning and development.

The Learning and Development Team, who organised and ran the awards, received 20 nominations for five different categories in recognition of learning including, Learning Environment of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Mentor/Educator of the Year, Leadership through Learning and Student of the Year.

Those winning awards here were:
Learning Environment Award - Keppel Ward
Apprentice of the Year - Tasmin Jackson, Outpatients
Mentor/Educator of the Year - Nicky Thrall, Swinton Community Team
Leadership through Learning - Kayleigh Wright, Therapy Services
Student of the Year - Charlene Banton, Theatres

Well done to all who nominated or who were nominated and a special congratulations to the winners.

PROUD Awards 2015

On Thursday 4 November, were our spectacular PROUD Awards which mark excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional NHS colleagues, who deliver first class community and hospital services across our borough for our patients.

Over 330 fabulous nominations were received this year – 170 of these coming in from patients or members of the public. 31 Awards were given out on the day across 21 categories. Almost 200 colleagues attended the ceremony which brought laughter, success stories, tears and cheers as colleagues took to the stage to collect their coveted gongs. Those who attended commented on how uplifting it was to mark the successes of those who work tirelessly for our patients. Attendees were encouraged to take the positivity and buzz from the awards back to their departments and to once again congratulate their workmates for all they do to ensure we provide excellent healthcare.

Here are our truly deserving PROUD Award winners:

Strategic Objectives Awards:

Excellence in Healthcare Award:
Clare Storer Obstetrics & Gynaecology AND Jennifer Fairbanks, Rotherham Stroke Pathway

Engaged Accountable Colleagues:
Winners: The Employee Relations Advisory Team, Human Resources
Runners Up: Mary Dougan, Office of the Chief Nurse

Trusted open governance Award:
Fiona Middleton, Patient Safety and Risk

Strong financial foundations Award:
June Cadman, Estates & Facilities

Securing the future together:
Christine, Coulson X-ray

Core Values Awards

Right First Time Award:
Trevor Pilling, Podiatry & Orthotics

Responsible Award:
Clare Hutchinson, Community Occupational Therapy

Together Award:
Theresa Woodward, Maternity & Sexual Health

Respect Award:
Kristy Rodgers, Alcohol Liaison Service

Safe Award:
Kath Dannatt, Ward A7

Compassion Award:
Jean Williams, Orthopaedic Unit and Susan Nuttall, Domiciliary Neuro Physiotherapy

Most Accomplished Learner Award
Tasmin Jackson, Outpatients

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Winner: Ann Ashton, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service
Runner up: Gwen Braidley, Volunteer Service / RVS

Unsung Hero Award
Winner: Medical Records Library Team, Medical Records
Runner up: Mr Rodrigo Baeza, HCA Theatres (Orthopaedics)

Partnership Working Award
Alison Thorp, Voluntary Action Rotherham

Our Top Leader Award
Winner: Ranee Townsend, Community Dental Services
Runner up: Tammy Hayward, Day Surgery

Team of the Year Award
Winners: Ward A6 / PIU Team
Runners up: Therapy Team, In-patient Orthopaedics Therapy Services and A7 Nursing Team, Ward A7

Public Recognition Award
Winner: Rachael Kay, District Nursing, Thurcroft
Runners Up: Angela Morris, Scarbrough Suite and Breast Care Nurses, Macmillan Breast Care Nurses

Chief Executive’s Award
Adult Community Nursing

Chairman’s Award
Andrew Jackson, Vascular Access

Lifetime Achievement Award
Julie D'Silva, Endoscopy Unit and Dr Peter Taylor, Photopheresis

Reflecting on the awards, Louise Barnett, Chief Executive or our Trust, said: “I am delighted that so many have taken the opportunity to say a special thank you to someone who made a real difference to a patient or a member their family.

“It was extremely humbling to read the nominations and I am tremendously proud of all the hard work and excellent services our colleagues provide each and every day.”

Again, a massive well done to all those who took part, in whatever way, in all our celebrations this week.

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