Celebrating our stars

The trust held its annual sponsored Shining Stars awards evening last week, where staff were invited to celebrate the successes and achievements of both individuals and teams across the organisation.

The shining stars awards is a valuable opportunity to recognise all the brilliant things we do for our patients and give staff that much deserved recognition.

The evening was opened by Chairman Paul Garvin, and Chief executive Julie Gillon who welcomed staff and highlighted the importance of celebrating our successes.

This year some changes were made to the categories and a new ‘people’s choice’ award was introduced which was open to the public to put forward any nominations.

We would like to congratulate all those who were nominated, and those who went on to win an award. The winners were:

Learner of the year – Andrea Ellner – Clinical Educator
Working in Partnership – Stroke Unit & Radiology
Volunteer of the Year – Cancer Information Centre Volunteer Team
Developing Quality Services – Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
Clinical Star – Linda Wildberg – Ward matron
Non Clinical Star – Janet Metcalf – Pensions officer
Clinical Team – Breast Care Team
Non Clinical Team – Estates Department Painters
Unsung Hero – Kelly Percival – Staff nurse
Leadership award – Janet Varga – Organisational Development Lead
People’s Choice – Kim McCorkell – Paediatric Physiotherapist

Again, well done to everyone who was nominated and won awards, a big thank you to all of the sponsors who supported the event, without them we wouldn’t be able to hold such a lovely celebration for our staff.

Thank you to big purple productions who make the evening look amazing and run smoothly, and lastly Hardwick Hall for the venue and providing top class service.

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