Staff at North Manchester General Hospital shine as annual hospital Trust staff awards

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Staff at North Manchester General Hospital shine as annual hospital Trust staff awards
08 December 2016

A CONSULTANT in critical care, a midwife, a district nurse, a volunteer and the Home Intravenous Therapy Team from North Manchester General Hospital and community services, have received top awards at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s 7th annual Staff Awards.

The Staff Awards 2016 consisted of 14 categories which recognised the very best of patient care, dedication and innovation across the Trust’s four hospital sites, community services and its 9,000 staff.

At the special final awards ceremony at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester, Pennine Acute Trust Chief Executive Sir David Dalton and Trust Chairman Jim Potter announced that Dr Mark Longshaw had won the Chief Executive’s Award for Service Improvement and Kara Ogden had won the Chairman’s Award for Living our Values.

Trust Chief Executive, Sir David Dalton, said: “The Trust’s staff awards is a wonderful celebration of the great things our staff do and achieve, and an important formal recognition of our staff and volunteers who have not only lived and delivered the Trust values, but who have gone the extra mile and shown exceptional skills, care and compassion. This is a highlight in the Trust’s calendar to recognise the efforts, contribution and achievements of staff at all levels across our hospitals and community services. This event is a fitting way to say well done and thank you.”

Trust Chairman Mr Jim Potter added: “All of our staff who are award winners represent the very best of what this Trust and the NHS stands for and the values we hold, putting the patient at the centre of everything we do. The award categories reinforce not only the Trust’s core values of being quality driven, responsible and compassionate, but also reflect on what we hold dear, namely teamwork, innovation, quality of care, leadership, safety and work with our local healthcare partners.”

As a consultant physician and clinical lead for critical care at North Manchester, Dr Mark Longshaw has made an outstanding contribution to improving services for patients by leading the integration of critical care in one spacious environment.

District nurse Kara Ogden was awarded the Chairman’s Award for Living our Values. 

She said: “The award was such a surprise and I can’t begin to put into words how I am feeling, all I could think is “this is what I do though, this is my vocation and making a difference in patients’ and families’ lives is important to me no matter how big or small’.  I am truly grateful for my award and I will always cherish it and be proud of it.”

Other winners from the North Manchester site included volunteer service manager Joanne McAllister who won the Administration/Managerial Worker of the Year Award; midwife Kelly Dewhurst who won the Rising Star Award; Volunteer of the Year Val Lee and the Home Intravenous Therapy Team who won the Clinical Team of the Year Award.

A heart failure lead specialist nurse Anne Sharrocks based at The Royal Oldham Hospital was named Nurse of the Year, with Rebecca Chadwick, a clinical specialist physiotherapist, winning the Allied Health Professional of the Year Award for leading the development of a rehabilitation strategy within the critical care units within the Trust.   

The event was fully paid for and supported by a number of sponsors including: Vinci Construction UK Ltd; Mitie; Arnold Clark Vehicle Management; Atlas Diagnostics; Capsticks; Hill Dickinson; WiFi SPARK; NH Case; Corporate Design Company; ANS; APS and G4S Facilities Management. Trophies sourced by Lennard Trophies.

The Chief Executive’s Award for Service Improvement was sponsored by Hill Dickinson; Clinical Team of the Year Award was sponsored by Atlas Diagnostics; Administration/Managerial Worker of the Year Award was sponsored by WiFi SPARK; Volunteer of the Year Award was sponsored by Mitie Total Security Management and Rising Star Award sponsored by Capsticks.

The full list of award winners and more details can be found on the Trust website at www.pat.nhs.ukhere.

Pictured: Dr Mark Longshaw, consultant physician receives the Chief Executive’s Award for Service Improvement from chief executive Sir David Dalton, Trust chairman Jim Potter and Andrew Craggs of Hill Dickinson.

District nurse Kara Ogden receives the Chairman’s Award for Living our Values from Trust chairman Jim Potter and Trust chief executive Sir David Dalton.