Staff working in Lincolnshire’s hospitals have been recognised for their hard work and dedication at a special awards evening.
Nearly 200 members of staff from the trust and patients attended the third annual awards at the Princess Royal Sport Arena in Boston.
There were 13 award categories with each highly commended and overall award winner presented with a trophy or certificate.
A total of 430 nominations were received by the trust, almost three times the amount last year.
Jan Sobieraj, chief executive of ULHT, said: “Since starting work at the trust, I’ve seen lots of examples of great practice across our hospitals that is kept very quiet.
“I’ve observed how our staff are very modest and just get on with things, keeping a low profile and not realising that what they are doing is so amazing.
“It’s very important that we recognise good practice for a number of reasons. It supports learning, promotes innovation and gives our staff confidence and the recognition they deserve.”
Trust chair Dean Fathers said: “The event was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that the quality of care delivered across all our hospitals is the best that it can be.
“Getting the chance to hear our winners, presenters and patients talk about their experiences was inspiring for all.”
Below is a full list of the winners and highly commended individuals and teams:
Working together award
Highly commended: Andrew Hind – Clerk of Works at Pilgrim
Winner: Beat It team at Grantham
Quality and safety award
Winner: EPIFFany at Pilgrim
Highly commended: Karen Moon and Dian Whittle – quality governance team at Lincoln
Winner: Helen Fieldson – Macmillan Occupational Therapist at Lincoln
Highly commended: Rebecca Burley – Deputy Sister at Grantham
Highly commended: Samantha McCarthy-Phull – Clinical Education Nurse at Lincoln
Team of the year award
Winner: Nuclear medicine department at Lincoln
Highly commended: Ward 1 at Grantham
Winner: Deborah Birch – Consultant Nurse for Frail Older Adults at Lincoln
Highly commended: Laura Fowler, Katie Sleight, Kathryn Cope and Dr Zara Pogson- respiratory team at Lincoln
Compassion and respect towards others award
Winner: Sharon Booth – Clerical Officer at Lincoln
Highly commended: Kevin Young – Porter at Grantham
Extra mile award
Winner: Ellen Smith- Occupational Therapist at Pilgrim
Highly commended: Helen Walker- Colorectal Nurse Specialist at Lincoln
Volunteer of the year award
Winner: Patricia Hiley
Highly commended: Winifred James
Great leadership award
Winner: Bernadine Gallen- Quality and Safety Manager at Lincoln
Highly commended: Andy McDowall – Portering Section Leader at Grantham
Highly commended: Teresa Hurdley – Staff Nurse at Lincoln
Highly commended: Jennie Negus – Deputy Chief Nurse at Pilgrim
Chairman’s great customer service award
Winner: Pilgrim pantry staff
Highly commended: Muscoskeletal outpatients physiotherapy teams trustwide
Unsung heroes award
Winner: Anne Cooper – Staff Nurse at Lincoln
Highly commended: Carol Resner – Healthcare Support Worker at Lincoln
Highly commended: Sonya Sargent – Porter at Grantham
Great patient experience award
Winner: Ross McKinlay – Associate Specialist at Lincoln
Highly commended: Coronary care team at Lincoln
Chief Executive’s award
Winner: Pharmacy team trustwide
Highly commended: Housekeeping team at Lincoln