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Hospital staff commended for patient care

11 December 2013

Staff from West Middlesex University Hospital were rewarded for their outstanding contributions to patient care at an awards ceremony to celebrate success.

Staff from West Middlesex University Hospital were rewarded for their outstanding contributions to patient care at an awards ceremony to celebrate success.

There were nine award categories with nominations made by patients, staff and volunteers and selections chosen by a multi-disciplinary panel that included patient advocate Jan Marriott.

All the nominees were invited to the ceremony, which also included special guests Mary Macleod MP, Seema Malhotra MP, and Cllr Meena Bond, Mayor of Richmond.

Recipients received a glass plaque, certificate, pin badge and £100, presented to them by the Trust’s Chief Executive, Chairman and one of the VIP guests. There were also a number of highly commended certificates presented, where the judging panel felt a runner-up deserved a special mention.

The awards were:

  • Volunteer of the Year: Dennis Griggs
  • Care / Maternity Assistant of the Year: Joyce Sewell
    Highly commended: Ricky Allen
  • Support Services Person of the Year: Vivienne Lonsdale
    Highly commended: Valerie Chalmers
  • Student of the Year: Rebecca Scott
    Highly commended: Sophie Fahy
  • Therapist / Scientist of the Year: Lee Curtis
  • Nurse of the Year: Haidee Venturina
  • Highly commended: Agnes Kaba
  • Doctor of the Year: Sadia Khan
  • Midwife of the Year: Jenny Ryan
  • Highly commended: Chantelle Winstanley
  • Team of the Year: Acute Medical Unit
    Highly commended: Site Team

Mary Macleod, MP, spoke at and presented a number of the awards and said afterwards: “I was delighted to be able to participate in this year’s awards at West Middlesex University Hospital. All the staff at the hospital do so much to care for patients and visitors and these awards are one way we can thank them for their efforts.”

Chief Executive Jacqueline Docherty, DBE, said: “These awards give us an opportunity to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions of so many staff in improving patient care.”