26 August 2019

The finalists in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) annual awards – which celebrate the fantastic achievements of staff and volunteers – have been revealed.

The Heart Assessment Team at PRH with their invitation to the VIP Awards

A record number of nearly 800 submissions were received for dedicated teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond, nominating them for a Values in Practice (VIP) Award 2019.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Telford International Centre, which is being held on 13 September.

Finalists received their invitations to the ceremony this week; and they include teams and individuals who have been nominated by patients, as well as by colleagues from within the Trust.

Paula Clark, Chief Executive of SaTH, said: “The Values in Practice Awards ceremony is an important date on the calendar at SaTH. Every day across our Trust we see and hear of acts from our teams, and from individuals, which demonstrate how they live our Values, often going above and beyond the call of duty.

“These awards are just a small way of saying thank you. We must also say congratulations to all of the other nominees who, while they may not have made the shortlist, have certainly made a positive impact throughout the year. Thank you, too, to everyone who took the time to nominate.”

The evening event will be preceded in the afternoon by SaTH’s annual Long Service Awards, for individuals marking 25 or 40 years’ service with the NHS.

The finalists are:

Behind the Scenes
Karen Gibson – Microbiology
Mary Beales – Education
Michelle Causier – PALS and Bereavement Services

Inspirational Leader of the Year
Jacqui Bolton – Wrekin MLU
Pete Warren – Ward 23
Hannah O’Mahoney Magee – ITU/HDU

Rising Star of the Year
Andrea Jones – ENT OPD
Emma Kay – Radiotherapy
Gill Jervis – Emergency Centre

Team of the Year
Karen Breese and the Dementia Team
Ward 10

Improvement of the Year
Carmel Whiting – Critical Care
Heart Assessment Team – Ward 6
Enhanced Recovery Team – MSK

Learner of the Year
Clare Fenn – Paediatrics
Charlotte Deakin – Orthoptist
Francis Novick – Estates and MES

Patient Experience Award
Alex Keene – Gynae (PRH)
Nick Evans – Portering (PRH)
Sheena Bamber – Theatres (RSH)

Volunteer of the Year
Roger Turner
Anne Marie and Jan Jones
Rachel Quartermaine

Monthly VIP Winners
Radiology Imaging Assistants RSH
Sean Evans & Sam Kirk – IT RSH
Gemma McIver – Ops Management
Dave Thomas – Estates RSH
Rachel Leigh – Therapy Services RSH
Critical Care Outreach Team
Karen Rudd and Julie Brown – Domestics PRH