'Amazing' health heroes are honoured by Trust bosses

The health heroes working across Lincolnshire’s hospitals have been honoured with a series of special awards.

The ITU team at Pilgrim with their award

The Covid-19 outbreak mean the awards were presented in a very different way than usual, but trust bosses felt it was vital to celebrate the outstanding achievements of their teams and individuals more than ever this year.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust presented its awards to winners not a ceremony this year, but a series of surprise events across the trusts hospitals, which include Boston Pilgrim.

ULHT Chief Executive Andrew Morgan and Deputy CEO Mark Brassington toured the sites across Lincolnshire, presenting winners of each of the 12 categories with trophies, certificates and prizes in recognition of their excellence.

Ward 9A at Boston Pilgrim with their award

The awards celebrate staff and teams who go above and beyond for their patients, recognising unsung heroes, those who demonstrate compassion and respect and those who innovate to benefit patients.

Chief Executive Andrew Morgan said: “I am delighted to have been able to meet the winners, as this year, more than ever, our staff deserve to be recognised for the amazing job that they do day in, day out.

“We had more than 650 nominations for the awards this year, which really shows just how amazing our staff are and how highly regarded they are by their peers and patients.

“Entries for this year’s awards closed before the COVID-19 pandemic began, so these awards recognise excellence before the challenging few months we’ve just had. I imagine that next year’s awards will be even more successful and show some even greater dedication and talent.”

Extra Mile- Clinical –Winner was Ian Holdich, Clinical Lead for Transformation, Trustwide

As well as the winners, highly commended entries in each category are receiving certificates in recognition of their extraordinary efforts.

Trust Chair Elaine Baylis said: ‘’Every year the awards highlight the commitment by staff to deliver high quality care to our patients.

“This year was no different. It was a delight to read the nominations and really hard to make the final decisions. I hope that all those who were nominated are really proud that their work has been recognised in this way and I offer my congratulations to all the winners.’’

The full list of awards winners and highly commended entries for 2020 are below.

The Bereavement Sercvices Team with their award

Chief Executive’s Award –

Winner- Organisational Development Team, Trustwide

Service Improvement Award –

Winner - Martyn Staddon, Patient and Staff Experience Data Insight Manager, Trustwide

Highly commended- Elizabeth Gascoyne, Nicola Mullins, Simon Johnson, Debbie Edison, Nicola White, Jonathon Gordon, Radiotherapy Department, Lincoln hospital

Team of the Year- Clinical –

Winner- Ward 9a, Pilgrim hospital

Highly commended- Diabetic foot team, Lincoln hospital

Team of the Year- Non-Clinical –

Winner- Bereavement Services Team, Trustwide

Highly commended- Safeguarding Team, Trustwide

Great Patient Experience Award –

Winner- Intensive Care Unit, Pilgrim hospital

Highly commended- Trudy Cummings, Staff Nurse, Ward 6, Grantham hospital

Extra Mile- Clinical –

Winner- Ian Holdich, Clinical Lead for Transformation, Trustwide

Highly commended- Alwyn Sproul, Physiotherapist, Lincoln hospital

Extra Mile- Non-Clinical –

Winner - Sharon Kidd, Patient Experience and PALs Manager, Trustwide.

Highly commended- Lesley Marsh, Senior Procurement Assistant, Trustwide

Outstanding Leader Award –

Winner- Sharon Birkin, Junior Sister, Rainforest Ward, Lincoln hospital

Highly commended- Rachel Croft, Dietitian, Lincoln hospital

Unsung Hero- Clinical –

Winner- Zina Bojin, Nurse Consultant, Urology, Lincoln hospital

Highly commended- Heather Allmond, Ward Manager, Bardney Ward, Lincoln hospital

Unsung Hero- Non-Clinical –

Winner- Emily Fogg, Secretarial Assistant, Paediatrics, Lincoln hospital

Highly commended- Debbie Dobson and Andrew Pinder, Eye Clinic Liasion Officers, ophthalmology clinics, Lincoln and Pilgrim hospitals

Chair’s Compassion and Respect Award –

Winner- Kerry Pound, Staff Nurse, Clinic 7, Lincoln hospital

Highly commended- Henry Aldoradin, Care of the Elderly Consultant, Ward 6B, Pilgrim hospital

Volunteer of the Year –

Winner- Phil and Rose Doughty, Chaplaincy Volunteers, Lincoln hospital

Highly commended- Rachael Eades, Paddy Keane, Marie Marshall and Alan Ruddock, library volunteers, Lincoln and Grantham hospital libraries