Winners 2016

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Chief Medical Officer's Award

CMO AwardJoanna Harkness
Healthcare Assistant, Ward D3

"When she breezes into the ward the atmosphere changes. It's not often you see such a natural caring young lady. 

"She loves her job and cares deeply for the patients she tends and nothing is too much trouble. Jo is without doubt a credit to her profession and your hospital and deserves recognition and higher things."

"After getting in a pickle this lady helped me and also comforted me in my time of need and never left until I was comfortable."


Individual nurse/healthcare assistant

Medical Services

kelly alfordKelly Alford
Staff Nurse, Emergency Department

"I have worked in nursing for over 40 years. I teach nurses and other disciplines as a major part of my practice and I teach communication skills as part of my role also (including at national level). I go into many care settings, including acute hospitals so I feel I can truthfully say I know what a good job looks like. 

"Kelly not only showed me that but she made me feel it.  That is why I am nominating her.  And how wonderful to hear a nurse say 'I love my job!'"

Nursing team

Medical team _Clarke wardMedical Services

Clarke Ward Nursing Team

"They are a kind lovely, helpful, nice, hospitable, thoughtful, caring, empathic, sympathetic, compassionate, hard working, amazing and awesome team."

"The care provided by all staff is in my opinion outstanding. They always find time to care for each patient's needs and requests, regardless of how much pressure they are under and manage to be cheerful, gentle in manner and friendly and caring at all hours."

Individual nurse/healthcare assistant

Surgical services individual winner Heather FoxSurgical Services

Heather Fox
Healthcare Assistant, St Cross Ward

"She was always bright, in good humour. She was encouraging and foresaw our needs before we ourselves knew we needed them. I cannot speak highly enough of her contribution to the team."

"Always friendly, always willing to help. Came to say hello and good bye when leaving her shift."

Nursing team

Surgical Services team - Bartlett wardSurgical Services

Bartlett Ward Nursing Team

"Throughout each 12 hour shift each of the nursing staff were kind, friendly, caring and willing to do whatever was needed. Should I need to return to hospital, I hope it will be on the Bartlett Ward."

"The care I have received here has been second to none. All the staff are always smiling and willing to help with anything in an instant. They are friendly, attentive and always manage to make you feel like you are their only patient in the whole hospital."

Individual nurse/midwife/healthcare assistant

FCSS_individual winner - Ola ZwierzynskaFamily and Clinical Support Services

Ola Zwierzynska
Healthcare Assistant, Candover Suite

"She excelled and went above and beyond her duties. Always courteous and professional, she was warm, kind and empathetic. 

"She clearly loves her job and takes great pride in it (never was my bed made so well!). Her dream is to become a qualified nurse and she is currently studying for her GCSE's whilst working and being a mother to a young family. 

"I have no doubt she will make an excellent nurse and wish her all the best in the future.  Part of an incredible team on the Candover Suite, I feel she is a shining star."

"Ola is the perfect example of a Healthcare Assistant. She has the most delightful manner and is naturally caring and compassionate. She takes great pride in her work and is clearly confident in what she does."  

Nursing/midwifery team

FCSS_team_ward G2Family and Clinical Support Services

G2 Ward Nursing Team

"As someone who has spent an awful lot of time on the ward and has seen the nursing team operate under both busy and demanding conditions, I can definitely recommend they receive the highest accolade for their kindness, compassion and care."

"I cannot stress how much love I have for the staff and the way they care for Frankie and our family. I am so very humble and thankful for all they do and wouldn't want to be anywhere else when Frankie is poorly."

Allied Health Professional individual/team

AHP winnerMatthew Redfern and David Rolls

Radiographers, Radiotherapy Unit

"I was dreading my treatment and my first appointment was particularly traumatic as changes had occurred since my CT scan.

"Matt and David were my radiotherapists and they put me at ease. Their professionalism along with the care and the understanding they showed to me changed everything into an (almost!) pleasurable experience. So grateful to them!"

Rotary Club of Winchester Award - Individual

Rotary Club of Winchester - individualHeather Fox
Healthcare Assistant, St Cross Ward

"For her care and attention to all details of her work and her very bubbly attitude in all situations which put everyone at ease and made our stay much more enjoyable."

"Not only is she so efficient her laughter keeps you going. Everything you ask her to do it is done straight away, she is a real asset to the ward."

Rotary Club of Winchester Award - Team

Rotary Club of Winchester - teamDementia Team

"Rachel and Stephen were asked to see my mother when she was on Shawford Ward. They visited on many occasions to make sure mother was being cared for in respect of her dementia. They were both very helpful to myself during a very emotional and worrying time.  I have nothing but praise for them both."

"Rachel has led the implementation of the dementia changes at HHFT and has made enormous progress in a short time. The team has been able to support ward staff to care for people who have become less mobile, get them walking again and then pursue rehabilitation thus preventing a residential admission. 

"All of the team are enthusiastic and committed to this work and yet recognise they are part of a wider team so help to facilitate good practice on all wards."

Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane Award

Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane AwardSandy Lyford
Clinical Matron, Breast Services

"One thing is for certain, Sandy has played a major role in keeping me sane and her professionalism, kindness and constant support will never be forgotten. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for being there for me and my family."

Wallace Award

The Wallace AwardWard D3 Nursing Team

"My brother and I would like to thank you for organising so well our mum's last days and her final transfer to Oak Lodge. Like the butterflies on your doors she flew peacefully away.

"We shall always remember your kindness to us - arranging a whole ward and chairs to sleep on so we could be constantly with our mum and reassure her. We were so impressed with the care of dementia patients by all your staff, you made a difficult time so much easier for us. 

"We would like you to know that we are so grateful that mum's end of life care was in your ward.  Thank you with all our hearts."