SASH Star Awards 2019 winners
Our SASH Star Awards publicly acknowledge and celebrate an individual or team’s exceptional contribution to the Trust’s on-going success. We have aligned our awards to reflect our core values: Dignity and Respect; Compassion; Safety and Quality and One Team. Awards are offered in 11 categories and shortlisted individuals and teams are invited to the ceremony with their nominees to celebrate their achievement.
SASH values champion
Goes ‘above and beyond’ and strives to create a culture of kindness and compassion within their environment. Someone who champions dignity and respect, cares about others and understands what each individual needs and then goes the extra mile to make sure they receive it.
Robert Bell, housekeeper – nominated by Donna Jeffries – winner
Connor Hillman, nursing assistant, Tilgate Annexe – nominated by Dawn Williams – winner
Rev Stanley Njoka, head of chaplaincy and spiritual care – nominated by Rachel Gorman
One team – frontline team of the year
A Frontline Team that has demonstrated their ability to deliver clear benefits to patients and services through working together effectively and efficiently. These teams identify opportunities to improve collaborative work within their own team and display enthusiasm, positivity even in the face of adversity. They collaborate outside their own area of work in order to meet the needs of patients, visitors and staff
Head and neck team – nominated by Lucy Weeks – winners
SASH physicians associates – nominated by Dr Natalie King and Jo Piper
Portering team – nominated by Patricia Burrett, Caroline Murray and Nicky Berry
One team – behind the scenes team of the year
This goes to a Behind the scenes team that has demonstrated their ability to deliver clear benefits to patients and services through working together effectively and efficiently. These teams identify opportunities to improve collaborative work within their own team and display enthusiasm, positivity even in the face of adversity. They collaborate outside their own area of work in order to meet the needs of patients, visitors and staff.
Electronic patient records – nominated by Sara Begg and Eileen Schembri – winners
Practice development – nominated by Paula Tucker
Resuscitation team – nominated by Claire Rowley
Frontline employee of the year
An individual who has demonstrated sustained dedication and commitment and who regularly goes the extra mile to put patients’ needs first and improve patient care in their area. The following finalists were selected for readily identifying areas for improvement, looking beyond the scope of their own role; making bold decisions and using initiative to break down boundaries to achieve results.
Kirsten McHale, nurse consultant epilepsy and neuro-disability – nominated by Sarah Barnes
Samiksha Nepal, Trust doctor, AMU – nominated by Dr Natalie King
Lucy Pearson, senior respiratory physiotherapist – nominated by Sally Fisher, Stephanie Ingram and Steven Robertson – winner
Behind the scenes employee of the year
Awarded to someone who goes beyond their job description, to help the Trust deliver its objectives and values, who brings about change and clear benefits for our patients or colleagues and our service users. The winner of this category epitomises creative thinking, commitment, determination and drive, and their behaviour means they are also a fantastic role model for their colleagues.
Richard Atkinson, IT support officer – nominated by Angela Stoker and Jane Murphy .
Nicky Irwin, EME technician – nominated by Sandya Rodrigo.
Julie Woodyatt, resourcing team leader – nominated by David Vincent and Alice Calvey – winner
Apprentice of the year
This award recognises an apprentice or someone undertaking study through the apprenticeship route and is awarded to an individual who has embraced the commitment required to complete all aspects of the apprenticeship.
Molly Cox, trainee nursing associate – nominated by Joanne Coward, Elizabeth Tresadern and Prisilla Ateji
Helena Ramos, trainee nursing associate – nominated by Raquel Biglete-Kim – winner
Antonio Jacques, senior technician, HSDU – nominated by Rachel Day, Nigel Martin, Sophie Montague and Elizabeth Tresadern
Shelby Robinson, trainee nursing associate – nominated by Prisilla Ateji
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.
Margaret Hentley, volunteer, AMU – nominated by Lisa Scrowther and Lucy Smith
Denise Moseling, volunteer gardener – nominated by Kate Weller – winner
Geoffrey Talyor, volunteer, postroom – nominated by Abdul Wahab
Innovation and service improvement
An individual or team who has developed, implemented and championed an idea or innovative approach, improved practice or introduced a new way of working which has resulted in a saving of time or money, and which has had a positive, measured and sustainable impact for the good of our patients, staff and the Trust as a whole.
Helen Gallon, deputy director of kaizen – nominated by Sandip Comben, Louise Wallace, Philycia Clarke, Barbara Raine, Jaqueline Young and Bridget Pettitt
Emma North, senior T&O nurse – nominated by Sandip Comben
Fiona Scarlett, emergency care practitioner – nominated by David Barton – winner
Improving patient experience
An individual that has improved ‘patient experience’ and made a change that had a positive, measured and sustainable impact on patient experience. Someone who goes ‘above and beyond’ the expectations of patients or their families.
Jacqueline Hill, receptionist, haematology – nominated by Dr Logeswari Jeyaraj Nallathambi
Tracy Skinner, bereavement support midwife – nominated by Hannah Payne – winner
Elizabeth Tresadern, ward sister, Abinger – nominated by Molly Cox and Priscilla Ateji
Supporting diversity in the workplace
This award recognises an individual 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 and in their belief and commitment to the NHS – its values, processes and behaviours.
Sandra Bennett, ward manager, Abinger – nominated by Priscilla Ateji
Sergio Cerqueira, clincal service manager, neurophysiology/EEG – nominated by Emma Clarke – winner
Sandra Costa, supervisor, linen room – nominated by Sandya Rodrigo
An individual or team who have shown outstanding commitment and made a significant contribution to the SASH Charity for the benefit of the Trust and our patients.
Kate Knight, nursing assistant – nominated by Jackie Edwards and Andrew Bickerdike – winner
Chris O’Connor, consultant Admiral nurse – nominated by Andrew Bickerdike