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Team NUH Annual Awards Ceremony 2023

Team NUH Annual Awards Ceremony 2023

On Thursday 12 October, the Team NUH Annual Awards Ceremony was held at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. Hosted by Sarah Julian from BBC Radio Nottingham, over 400 staff members, sponsors and guests attended a wonderful evening to celebrate the achievements of all Team NUH award winners in 2023 and to see who would be announced the overall winner in each award category. A recording of the awards ceremony can be watched on demand here. 

The overall winners for 2023 were: 

Trust Award
Ernesto Marongiu, Ward Caterer
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Ernesto was nominated for always having a positive attitude and uplifting presence. His nominator said, Ernesto deals with patients with very complex needs with great understanding and approaches everyone with compassion and without judgement. He is encouraging, supporting patients to make their own food choices, and is kind, caring and passionate about his work. He asks appropriate questions around care, supports the rehabilitation of patients and encourages patient interaction. He has a significant and positive impact on both patients and staff and always brightens everyone's day! He is an example of how any role can have a trusting and positive impact on a patient's experience while in hospital.

Empower Award
Ward D35 Nurses and Clinical Support Workers
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The team on ward D35 were nominated for empowering student nurses and setting a great example of what the top standard of nursing should look like. Their nominator said, together these people are a little dream team, they all set the bar for student nurses, teaching them at a high standard ready for going on to qualify and succeed in their careers. The team were encouraging, ensured that every area of learning was covered, and taught me behaviours and skills I will carry forward with me to other placements and onto being a qualified nurse. They are the most dedicated, selfless, nurturing team I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They empower student nurses like me to be better, independent and confident.

Ambitious Award
The Frailty Admission and Discharge Unit Leadership Team
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This leadership team were nominated for ambitiously setting up the Frailty Admission and Discharge Unit to pull the most vulnerable Trauma and Orthopaedic patients from the emergency department more quickly. They identified a problem, came up with a solution and implemented an innovative concept to improve the pathway, all within nine months. It has been a true multidisciplinary team approach, involving medical, nursing and admin colleagues leading on different aspects to ensure the project was completed successfully in a short time frame. The unit is the only one in the country and the visible improvement in care being provided to the Trust’s most vulnerable patients is stark and a credit to all involved.

Mindful Award
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service Team
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The PALS team were nominated for working tirelessly on a daily basis to support staff, patients, carers and service users. Their nominator said, the team deal with a wide range of enquiries and concerns and no one day is the same. They have gone through a period of change and have embraced this as a means of engaging with feedback to ensure they provide a service that meets the needs of those who access it. They remain professional and mindful at all times and seek to find early resolution by working with others to build a mutually beneficial relationship that supports both service users and staff.

Nurturing Award
David Lynch, Groundsperson
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David was nominated for nurturing and caring for the grounds of City Hospital day in day out, in all weathers, looking after our environment and really making a difference to everyone around him. His nominator said, David is always respectful and ready to greet people with a smile. He has an excellent attitude and commitment to his work. It is rare to find someone who so readily embraces, enjoys and continues to do the methodical work that he does, ensuring that our grounds are immaculately presented to all those who work here and visit our site. He helps create a good, clean and immaculate impression for patients and their families.

United Award
Paula Charlton, EFM Hub Manager
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Paula was nominated for her long involvement in Project Search, a programme that provides supported internships for local young people with learning difficulties or disabilities. Her nominator said, Paula works tirelessly to ensure placements are available. She is so passionate about this project, and believes wholeheartedly in its success. She works closely with different system partners to bring this project into NUH and the internships ultimately lead to employment for these people who would otherwise not be in work. The programme is the embodiment of promoting equality and diversity and challenging discrimination. Without her drive, energy and commitment, the programme wouldn’t be as successful as it is.

Honest Award
Hannah Chatterjee, Therapy Services Manager 
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Hannah was nominated for the time and effort she puts in to listen to, understand and support her staff. Her nominator said, Hannah has made such a positive difference to my experience at work as well as many others. She is someone I look up to and aspire to be like. She shows a genuine interest in her staff and is extremely respectful and supportive. She is open and honest during conversations and shows kindness and compassion to all. Her approachability supports the feeling of psychological safety at work and ensures staff feel able to be open and honest too. As a result, she has helped improve staff morale, teamwork and innovation within the HCOP therapy team.

Public Award
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Team
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The MND team were nominated for the constant excellent care they provide to their patients. Their nominator said, the MND team have been a tremendous support to me. The journey for a patient with a terminal illness not only involves the patient themselves but also loved ones and carers as well and the team have always been completely supportive to all of us. We could not have imagined a better consultant and my MND specialist nurse is a force of nature. We have been astonished by the joined up care we have received, the team are professional yet friendly and instil confidence. We are extremely grateful for their care and could not imagine better care than we have received.

Volunteer of the Year Award
Steven Coulby 
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Steve was nominated for his work on Nottingham Hospitals Radio, which after joining in 2019, he hosted single-handedly throughout lockdown just four months later. Steve has also hand made radios for HCOP wards to help stop boredom on the wards, all in his own time. The radios are very simple to use and connect automatically to the hospital radio station to allow for cognitive difficulties. He has made sure the radios are tailored to patients’ needs and has had a positive impact on all of the HCOP patients and staff by providing the radios as well as shout outs and songs people ask for. His nominators said, Steve’s commitment is tireless and it is always for the patients.

We would like to congratulate all Team NUH Award winners, finalists and those highly commended in 2023 for their incredible achievements.

We would also like to say thank you again to our six award sponsors, whose generosity and support made the awards programme and ceremony possible.

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