24 November 2017
NUHonours Awards showcase hospitals' finest
The shining stars of Nottingham's hospitals were celebrated at
an awards ceremony this evening.
Hundreds of NHS staff turned out for the annual NUHonours
Awards, which recognise the outstanding work of employees from
Queen's Medical Centre (QMC), Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk
There were 15 categories this year celebrating all of Nottingham
University Hospital's different staff groups, from doctors and
nurses to those who work behind the scenes to keep the hospitals
running.Categories ranged from Team of the Year, to Research and
Innovation, and Community Champion. Our volunteers were also
recognised with their own category.
Tracy Taylor, NUH's Chief Executive, said: "What a fantastic way
to end my first month at NUH! It was an inspirational evening which
showcased everything that is great about NUH and the NHS.
"Many congratulations to everyone who was nominated and
shortlisted for awards, and of course to our winners.I am proud to
be part of Team NUH."
"Thank you to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity and our
individual awards sponsors for making these awards possible."
Photos from the evening can be viewed here.
Held at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of
Nottingham, the ceremony was funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity
and hosted by Nottingham Post Editor Mike Sassi.
This isthe 11th year the awards have been running and
supported by the Nottingham Hospitals Charity and it was the
biggest yet - with almost 1,000 people receiving nominations.
The ceremony featured a number of special guests. Teen racing
driver Billy Monger, who was brought to the East Midlands Major
Trauma Centre at QMC following a crash at Donington Park this
summer was given a special award for his bravery by his clinical
team. Billy, who lost both legs following the accident, was given a
personalised Paul Smith wallet. Earlier in the day he made his
first visit back to the hospital to show staff his progress.
Also making an appearance was Chris Pointon, healthcare
campaigner and husband of the late Dr Kate Granger. Kate and Chris
launched the #hellomynameis campaign while she was suffering from
cancer after they noticed that many of the healthcare staff
treating her did not introduce themselves. Chris is continuing
Kate's campaign work and currently taking the #hellomynameis
message on a global tour.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Cancer & Associated Specialties Division
Sponsored by InHealth
Clinical Support Worker, Oncology Day Case Unit
Clinical Support Division Award
Sister, Critical Care Outreach Team
Family Health Division Award
Sponsored by Forever Stars
Medicine Division Award
Sponsored by NHS Professionals
Surgery Division Award
Sponsored by Cooper Parry Wealth
Healthcare Assistant, Ward F21
Sepsis Lead Nurse
Estates & Facilities Award
Pete Travis, Jennifer Denning & Lauren Pinney
Food Service Assistants, Ward B3
Community Champion Award
Sponsored by J.Tomlinson
The Harley Jae Trust
Education & Learning Award
Dialysis Shared Care Team
Dialysis Unit, City Hospital
Leader of the Year
Sponsored by Jigsaw24
Ward Manager, Bramley Ward
Nottingham Hospitals Charity Fundraiser of the
Sponsored by Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Paediatric Critical Care Unit
Research & Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University
Team of the Year Award
Sponsored by Direct Healthcare Group
Paediatric Diabetes Team
Volunteer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Browne Jacobson
Dorothy Lang and Shakti Sarin
Volunteers on Ward B48
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by the QMC League of Friends
Healthcare Assistant, Morris Ward