Outstanding health staff have been honoured for their dedication and commitment.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust marked its ‘outstanding year’ at the 2016 Building a Caring Future staff awards.
The annual awards, now in its fourth year, attracted more than 260 entries with 12 awards presented.
David Evans, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This has truly been an ‘outstanding’ year for Northumbria with our highest possible rating from the CQC and marked improvements to patient care from our new model of care, and it is with great pride that I present my first staff awards as chief executive.
“Despite our achievements it has also been immensely challenging with record attendances in urgent and emergency care and it is very important, amid these pressures, that we celebrate our staff who dedicate their working lives to caring for our patients either directly, or indirectly.
“We were staggered by the number and quality of the entries and our judges had an incredibly tough task choosing the winners from so many high-calibre nominations.
“Huge congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and the award winners – you are a credit to our organisation and the NHS as a whole.”
Reivers district nursing team won the Patients First award while the Bliss team were honoured with the Safe and High Quality award.
Joanne Ackinclose picked up the Everyone’s Contribution Counts award.
The ‘Respect and Compassion Award’ went to Sarah Lindman in recognition of her work in critical care at The Northumbria hospital; Tracy Young won the ‘Outstanding Leader Award’ in the Responsibility and Accountability category; while the health improvement team working on the Year 11 sexual health programme won the Partnership Working Award.
The nursing clinical supervision pilot team won the Innovation Award; Hanna Whincup took home the ‘Learner of the Year Award’; Jamie Brown was named ‘Best Apprentice of the Year’; and Stephanie Bramwell won the ‘Rosemary Stephenson Student Nurse of the Year Award’.
Adeline Keogh was named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ while Craig Leathard and Mike Carr earned the ‘Chief Executive Making a Difference Award’.