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Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards 2012

15 May 2012

BBC presenter Sophie Raworth announced the winners of the first Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards, sponsored by Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, at an awards evening held at Chelsea Football Club on Monday 14 May 2012.

BBC presenter Sophie Raworth announced the winners of the first Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards, sponsored by Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, at an awards evening held at Chelsea Football Club on Monday 14 May 2012.

There were 18 individual staff winners—including Dr Neil Soni, the recipient of the Chief Executive’s Special Award—and 2 team awards.

More than 170 staff and award sponsors attended the awards evening.

Almost 800 nominations were received for the Star Awards from staff and patients and 3 individual staff and/or teams were shortlisted by judging panels for:

  • 17 Staff Choice awards—staff nominated by staff
  • Patient Choice award—staff nominated by patients
  • Council of Governors Special Award

The winners are:

Staff Choice awards

  • Healthcare Assistant of the Year
    Shanaz Khanom (Healthcare Assistant, Acute Assessment Unit)
  • Midwife of the Year
    Emily Beonke
  • Nurse of the Year
    Marylin Joseph-Apple (Staff Nurse, Fracture Clinic)
  • Doctor of the Year
    Dr Nick Fauvel (Consultant Anaesthetist)
  • Diagnostic and Allied Health Professional of the Year
    Tom McBride (Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner, Fracture Clinic)
  • ISS Facility Services Healthcare Star of the Year
    Manu Bahadur-Ghimire (Healthcare Cleaner, A&E Department)
  • Scientist of the Year
    Dr Berge Azadian (Director of Infection Prevention & Control)
  • Researcher of the Year
    Professor Mark Bower (Consultant Medical Oncologist)
  • Frontline Support Services Star of the Year
    Aaron Frimley (Receptionist, Fracture Clinic)
  • Behind the Scenes Support Services Star of the Year
    Graham Henry (Business Analyst, Finance)
  • Manager of the Year
    Alan Kaye (Head of Diagnostics)
  • Team of the Year
    Porters
  • Most Improved Department of the Year
    Edgar Horne Ward
  • Volunteer of the Year
    Claudia Thompson (Volunteer, Intensive Care Unit)
  • Educator/Mentor of the Year
    Barry Jubraj (Lead Pharmacist for Academic Studies & Professional Development)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
    Mitch Haines (Matron, Medicine & Surgery)
  • Improving the Patient Experience
    Vivien Bell (Head of Midwifery and General Manager, Maternity Services)

Patient Choice Award

  • Sacha Newman (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gynaecology)

Council of Governors Special Award

  • Lesley-Anne Marke (Sister, David Erskine Ward)

Chief Executive’s Special Award

Chief Executive Heather Lawrence presented her Special Award to Dr Neil Soni (Consultant Anaesthetist) to recognise his long service and outstanding contribution to patient care and the hospital.

Congratulations to all staff and teams shortlisted for the first Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards and thank you to Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity whose support made the awards evening possible.