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Hospitals’ trust reveals staff awards shortlist

Posted onPosted on 15th Oct

Sherwood Forest Hospitals announces staff awards shortlist

The final shortlist for this year’s Sherwood Forest Hospitals Staff Excellence Awards has been announced.

More than 500 nominations were received from staff, patients and visitors, for both teams and individuals, in a number of categories, including two special categories for patients to nominate in.

The People’s Award and the COVID-19 People’s Award was open to patients, visitors and the public to nominate a member of staff or a team that they feel has gone above and beyond during their care or the care of a loved one at King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital or Newark Hospital during the last year.

The judging took place last week and included members of the Board of Directors, Foundation Trust Governors, Staff Side representatives, patients and SFH staff.

Chief Executive, Richard Mitchell, said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete a nomination form as it will mean so much to the person or team nominated. I was delighted to see how many colleagues were nominated this year.

“I know the judges had a tough decision choosing the shortlist this year and they commented that the quality was very high. All teams and individuals that were nominated should take pride in the fact a colleague or a patient has taken the time to nominate them for the care or service they provided during the last 12 months. I have written to every single person who was nominated to let them know and to thank them personally for their commitment to Sherwood, our local community and our patients.

“I am proud of the hard work and dedication shown by all colleagues across our hospitals and I would like to thank all of you for your support.

“I’m really looking forward to the online awards event and to celebrate with those of you who have been shortlisted.”
Winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony on the evening of Friday 6 November.

The shortlist is as follows:

COVID-19 Nursing Award (Team)
ITU Team
Operating Department Practitioners
Swab Team

COVID-19 Doctor and Consultant Award (Team)
Anaesthetics Team
Critical Care

COVID-19 Specialist Healthcare Award (Team)
A&E Domestics
Occupational Health

COVID-19 Non-clinical Award (Team)
Critical Care Domestics
HR Team

COVID-19 Non-clinical Award (Individual)
Bob Truswell (Strategic Head of Procurement)
Chris Williams (Therapy Operational Team Lead)
Tara Unwin-Gibson (Linen Room Coordinator)

COVID-19 Clinical Award (Individual)
Tom Bell (Senior Pharmacist for Surgery and Critical Care)
Dr Irena Guzik (Consultant Anaesthetist)
Paula Evans (Matron -Nosocomial Infection)

The People’s COVID-19 Award
Deborah Knight (Team Leader – ITU)
Emergency Department
Rachel Parker (Trauma Co-ordinator)

The People’s Award
June Morley (Macmillan Nurse)
Specialist Diabetes Antenatal Team

Volunteer of the Year Award
Nadia Whitworth (Vice Chair and Secretary – Friends of Newark Hospital)
Ward 25 Volunteers

Fundraiser of the Year Award
Julie Dennis (FM Performance and Quality Manager)
Justin Wyatt (Charge Nurse – Ward 43)
Ward 11

Chris McFarlane Award for Training
Dr Irena Guzik (Consultant Anaesthetist)
Sarah Limb (Ward Sister – Paediatrics)
Support Sonographers

Sean Lyons’ Cup for Most Improved Team
Rota Coordinators
Service Improvement Team

Clinical Rising Star
Chloe Orme (Deputy PACs Manager – Radiology)
Holly Beacroft (Intensive Care Nurse)
Jon Overton (Lead Nurse – IDAT)

Non-clinical Rising Star
Ashanti Shand (Administrative Apprentice – NHIS)
Joanne Davies (Associate Operations Manager)
Keir Scarlett (Leadership Trainer)

Clinical Star of the Year
Craig Gunton-Day (Specialist Nurse – IDAT)
Emma Fitzpatrick (FY3 Junior Doctor)
Kevin Hewes (HCA – Emergency Department)

Non-clinical Star of the Year
Christian Sachs (Records Assistant – Newark)
Sharon Green and Mandy Clay (House Keepers – EAU)
Tylor Leeds (Administrative Assistant – Resuscitation Services)

Healthier Communities Award
Rebecca Barker and Danielle Woods (Consultant and Theatre Recovery Team Leader)
Robin Bolt (Senior Solutions Developer – NHIS)
WHSmith and Costa at King’s Mill Hospital

Community Partner Award
St John’s Ambulance

Non-clinical Services Team of the Year
Finance Team
Mattress Decontamination Team
Occupational Health

Clinical Services Team of the Year
Day Case
Operating Department Practitioners

The shortlist can also be found online here –

Thank you to all of our sponsors without whom this event would not be possible: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charity, Central Nottinghamshire Hospitals plc, Medirest, Perfect Ward and Vivup.