The commitment and dedication of individuals and teams and the high quality care they provide was celebrated at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s SASH Star Awards event held on Thursday (9 November).
The evening recognised the work of nurses, therapists, doctors, support staff and volunteers with awards presented in ten categories along with a number of long service honours for staff ranging from 20 – 35 years’ service.
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive, at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “Every day I see the difference that individual and teams make to the people we care for. I am incredibly proud of their professionalism, commitment and hard work and delighted to be able to celebrate their achievements.”
The winners are:
Samantha Gibbs, nursing assistant, diagnostic imaging
SASH Values Champion – someone who champions dignity and respect, treating others how they wish to be treated.
Critical care outreach team
One Team, frontline team of the year – delivering benefits to patients, service users and/or colleagues through working together.
Hospital sterilisation and decontamination unit
One Team, behind the scenes team of the year – delivering benefits to patients, service users and/or colleagues through working together.
Lucie Ward, occupational therapy technician
Frontline Employee of the Year – has demonstrated dedication and commitment and who regularly goes the extra mile to put patients’ needs first.
Tina Suttle-Smith, strategic medical education manager
Behind the Scenes Employee of the Year – goes beyond their job description to help bring about change and benefits for our patients or colleagues.
Chloe Lapsley, pharmacy technician
Apprentice of the Year
This new award for 2017 recognises an apprentice or someone undertaking study through the apprenticeship route and is awarded to an individual who has embraced the commitment to required to complete all aspects of the apprenticeship.
John Tree, volunteer
Volunteer of the Year
A volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution and shown dedicated commitment to the Trust and our services throughout the year.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy orthopaedic team and SASH at @home
Innovation and Service Improvement – making a change that has had a positive impact for the good or our patients, staff and the Trust.
Diagnostic imaging service
Improving Patient Experience – made a change that had a positive, measured and sustainable impact on patient experience.
Temi Alao – human resources business partner, surgery division
Supporting Diversity in the Workplace – for any member of our organisation who is dedicated to ensuring that inclusivity, equality and diversity lie at the heart of their day to day work, above and beyond their role
We have a gallery of images – please visit www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk/awards