2013 winners

star-awards-logo.pngKatie Piper presents prizes to Chelsea and Westminster staff at 2013 Star Awards

There were tears, laughter and many reasons to celebrate at the 2013 Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards which recognise staff at the Trust. Special guest Katie Piper presented 19 awards to individuals and teams at the ceremony at Chelsea Football Club.

There were nearly 1000 nominations across the 19 categories this year. Fifteen of the award categories were nominated by staff, one category was chosen by patients and there were two special awards selected by the Council of Governors and the Chief Executive.

Katie gave an inspirational speech ahead of the awards which struck a chord with everyone present and described how important every member of staff is and the difference they make to patients.

The most emotional category of the evening was the Chief Executive's Special Award. Chief Executive Tony Bell chose an individual and a team to receive an award this year. The individual winner was Edgar Horne Ward Manager Sian Davies, who nearly missed the ceremony as she had stayed late on her nursing shift to care for a patient who needed extra attention.

The Chief Executive's team award went to the A&E and Patient Flow team who ensure patients are treated quickly and effectively in A&E, are cared for on the right ward at the right time and are discharged efficiently.

The Chief Executive announced on the night that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was the best performing Trust in the country for meeting the 4 hour A&E waiting time target during 2012/13 so there was extra reason for celebration.

The 2013 Star Award winners were:

Staff Choice awards
Healthcare Assistant of the Year
Ashley Wynne-Sutton

"Ashley has become a truly valued member of Neptune Ward team. She is thoughtful, caring and kind and will always go that extra mile to help others."
Educator/Mentor of the Year
Dawn Grant, Lead Nurse for HCA Development

"Dawn is a lovely and understanding person who always gives people a chance. She is a delight to work alongside."
Volunteer of the Year
Rita Spackman, Friends Patient Support Volunteer

"It is a pleasure to see Rita on the days she volunteers and she should be rewarded for the loyalty and commitment she shows the Trust."
Researcher of the Year
Marcela Vizcaychipi, Consultant (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine)

"Marcela generates a buzz about research—she is a very exuberant researcher, always positive, always dedicated."
Diagnostic and Allied Health Professional of the Year
Barry Crane, Physiotherapist

"Barry ensures each patient receives the highest standard of care. He raises funds for charity by running the marathon annually and organising events throughout the year."
Support Services Star of the Year
Matt Guilfoyle, Workforce and ESR Manager

"Matt takes personal pride in ensuring the information he provides is of the highest quality. He is a great team player and is a kind and respectful person to work with."
Facilities Services Star of the Year
Joaquim Pereira, Cleaner (Saturn Ward)

"Joaquim embodies everything we hope to find in a member of our team. He is great at his job and has the respect and support of the ward staff with whom he works."
Manager of the Year
Sarah Buckland, Service Manager (Medicine)

"Sarah has the knack of keeping the A&E team motivated. She works so hard and is highly valued by all staff working here who love having her around."
Midwife of the Year
Mog Hunter

"Mog is always supportive of women in her care, she receives regular compliments and cards from patients. Her colleagues find her a pleasure to work alongside."
Nurse of the Year
Emer Bouanem, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

"Emer is a superb nurse and always helpful, happy and supportive to staff, patients and relatives."
Senior Nurse of the Year
Gary Artiss, Charge Nurse (Palliative Care)

"Gary is always friendly, kind, approachable and has time for you to talk however busy he is. His caring and dedicated manner is a credit to his profession."
Doctor of the Year
Dr Stefano Maccario, Paediatric Registrar (collected by colleague Rachael Welsby)

"Stefano undertakes every task with a spirit of excellence. He works with grace and manners—nothing is ever too much trouble."
Outstanding Leadership Award
Melanie Guinan, Matron (Children's Services)

"Mel has shown true dedication and enthusiasm to her role. New challenges never appear to phase her or alter her ongoing commitment to paediatrics or her support to all."
Improving the Patient Experience Award
Dr Iñaki Bovill, Consultant, Elderly Care in Medicine and General Internal Medicine

"Iñaki's tireless efforts have championed projects aimed at reducing patient harm from medication-related problems."
Team of the Year
Mercury Ward

"By implementing the Trust's values, this team has not only helped staff engage with patients but have also created a positive environment in which to work."


Patient Choice Award
Dermatology Team

"The staff are always cheerful and helpful even though they are constantly busy. Being able to have a chat during treatment really brightens it up."


Council of Governors Special Award
Joseph Mutesva
Technical Engineer (Clinical Engineering)

"Joseph is the most dedicated member of staff I know. He shows great patience and understanding with all staff, and is commited to excellence, best practice and quality within his area and for the Trust."


Chief Executive's Special Award
Sian Davies, Ward Manager (Edgar Horne Ward)
A&E Target/Flow Team

Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted for an award and to the very worthy winners. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination for this year's Star Awards and making the judging very tough.

Thank you to our sponsors

A huge thank you to our main sponsors Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity who made this event possible.


We would also like to thank the following companies, contractors and organisations that have generously sponsored prizes for our individual and team award winners:









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