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Friends bring Christmas Cheer for staff

19 December 2014

The annual Friends Christmas Cheer Awards ceremony, which recognises members of staff and teams who have a happy, positive approach to their work and encompass our values every day, took place on Thursday 18 December.

The annual Friends Christmas Cheer Awards ceremony, which recognises members of staff and teams who have a happy, positive approach to their work and encompass our values every day, took place on Thursday 18 December.

This year we received an outstanding 413 nominations for teams and individual members of staff. The winners included one overall team winner, two team runners-up and 18 individual members of staff who all received 4 or more nominations.

The Team award went to the Trauma & Orthopaedics and Facture clinic. Their colleagues said "They are awesome! They work hard, I have full confidence in them and clinic is a joy with them."

The team runners up were the Acute Assessment Unit and A&E.

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Trauma & Orthopaedics team

 
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A&E and AAU teams

 

It was fantastic to receive so many Friends Christmas Cheer Award nominations and read all the kind words people had for their colleagues.

A huge thank you to the Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital who generously sponsored the awards again this year and Norland and HATS group for donating prizes and the Execs who donated money towards prizes for the winners this year as well. Rosa's Café and David Lloyd gyms also gave prizes and ISS helped us to buy our Christmas tree this year.

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Dorota Kugaczewska, Receptionist

“Always smiling, always helpful, a real go-to person. Always smiles even when the going is tough.” 


 
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Cheryl Paul, Discharge team

“Always willing to help and even goes out of her way to help staff, patients and relatives. Cheryl always goes above and beyond what is expected of her.”

 
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Olga Sleigh, Decontamination Services

“Olga encourages staff to be the best they can be. She always asks how you are doing and is a very supportive and hard-working manager.”

 
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Marylin Joseph-Apple, Trauma & Orthopaedics

“Very helpful and very kind to patients and staff. Marylin smiles 24/7, never moans and is a great nurse.”
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Ally Austin, Treatment Centre

“Ally is well loved and respected by the team. She is always helpful and cheerful. We all love her!”

 
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Jo Cripps, Paediatric Physiotherapy

“Jo always goes the extra mile with excellent care and kindness. An inspiration to others.”
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Howa Jogee, Obstetric Ultrasound

“Always has a smile on her on face, kind and patient. Howa is the sunshine of our department.”

 
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Kathy Chilard, Kensington Wing

“Always cheerful and lovely to speak to—a joy to work with.”
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Jamil Quamina, Outpatients

“Never fails to make sure everyone is okay—Jamil is Mr Cool of Chelsea and Westminster!”

 
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Graham Raath, Pathology porter

“Graham is always so polite and helpful and has a smile that never wavers!”
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Juliet Jones, Women’s Services

“Juliet is the best manager anybody could ever ask for.” 

 
 

The following award winners were unable to attend the ceremony:

  • Abdi Samater, Pharmacy—“Abdi is approachable, helpful and always goes the extra mile to ensure that patients in the Trust get medicines on time.”
  • Angelo Pereira, Adult Burns—“Angelo is very kind to patients and staff. He is a consummate professional, always advocates for his patients and is happy to assist with any request. A pleasure to work with.” 
  • Maria Guerreiro, Ron Johnson Ward—“Maria is one of the most dedicated and hardworking staff that I have come across. She really loves her job and will go out of her way for her patients.”
  • Matilda Ndoj, Westminster Wing/ACU—“Matilda is always smiling and willing to go out of her way to help. She does a good job and makes people smile with her cherry outlook.”
  • Maria Fernandez, Burns Unit—“Maria is very dedicated and efficient in her work. She is a delight to work with, always polite, kind and courteous.” 
  • Adam Skipper, Private Patients—“Adam is very helpful, cheerful and keeps the morale of the team upbeat and motivated. He is a good team player.” 
  • Marie Courtney, Estates and Facilities—“Always available, always helpful and always smiling.”