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Alexandra Hospital stars shine at awards ceremony
4:04pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Local
THE achievements of NHS nurses, doctors and support staff were celebrated at a ceremony recently, with former BBC Apprentice Nick Holzherr on hand to present awards.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust awarded 14 members of staff and teams for their outstanding achievements.
More than 160 nominations were received from staff and patients during July and August. Shortlisted staff were invited to the awards ceremony at the Charles Hastings Education Centre, where Mr Holzherr shared his own success story and presented awards alongside chairman Harry Turner and event sponsors.
Mr Turner said: “Reading through the hordes of nominations served as a reminder of why I come to work every day.
“Evenings like this prove to remind us of the truly amazing work that goes on around the clock to ensure that our patients receive a service from their local hospital that they, and we, should be very proud of.”
Dr Cathy Dale and Dotty Newton from Radiography at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch won the Patients’ Choice award by going the extra mile to show a human touch to their patients. They are involved in taking biopsies and are both professional, caring and encouraging and even give patients a hug if needed.
Other awards included nurse of the year to Marsha Jones, Senior Sister on Ward 11, Alexandra Hospital. She was nominated for the outstanding quality of care she shows to patients.
Non-Clinical Employee of the Year went to Thomas Murphy, receptionist at the Alexandra Hospital.
Alexandra Hospital winners
Nurse of the Year – Marsha Jones, senior sister, Ward 11
Health Care Assistant of the Year – Anna Leszczynska, health care assistant, Ward 6
Non-clinical Employee of the Year - Thomas Murphy, outpatient receptionist
Team of the Year - Redditch Community Midwifery team
Enhancing the Patients’ Experience Award - ‘Ace with Pace’ Team – Learning and Development
Patients’ Choice Award - Dotty Newton and Dr Cathy Dale, radiography department
Chief Executive’s Special Award – Marc Tarrant, junior charge nurse, A&E
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