Our staff

WOW! Award Winner - Julie Elliott

“I was an extremely nervous patient, but Julie was with me from the moment I entered the ward to the moment I left.

"She went above and beyond in my eyes, reassuring me at all times and she promised me she would be at my side when I came round and true to her word she was there.

"She has the most amazing manner with patients and the times I panicked she talked me through it.

"Julie you were my guardian that day and that’s why I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

"You deserve to win a WOW! award, you also ensured my son was up to speed on my progression.

"Julie, thanks to you, you got me through a traumatic time and you treated me with such respect and did it by going above and beyond the call of duty.”

WOW! Award Winner - Michele Waldron

“Michele has always gone above and beyond in giving her support not only to our team, but to the department as a whole.

"She has been the first “port of call” for anyone wanting to know how to deal with a huge range of diverse problems on the floor from needing extra electric sockets, ordering light bulbs and much more.

"She has also been an inspiration in the way we can hear her on the telephone talking with the parents of patients, showing empathy to their needs and requests.

"She has also always been someone who, if any member of her team have their own personal
problems she would have a sympathetic ear and offer her support.”

WOW! Award Winners - Haematology Team

The team overcame a major challenge in the Blood Sciences department.

Linda Holloway, Chloe Aman, Ragini Emmanuel, Tina Glue, Stephen Knight and Mary Jones worked together to ensure the service was able to operate as normal with no impact on the care of patients, despite this major challenge.

WOW! Award Winners - Intensive Care Unit Team

“I would like to nominate a number of staff who all came together to demonstrate fantastic team work.

"Whilst experiencing a lack of power to the unit staff were calm and collected.

"The team was led by Nurse in Charge, Linda Peck, and Consultant John Criswell, who were very busy finding an appropriate area for us to relocate to as well as caring for patients.

"Communication amongst the team was brilliant meaning that everyone was constantly updated with planning progression and patient safety was at the forefront of everyone’s conduct.

"Additional staff: Mary Meeks, Melanie Price, Nicola Gregerson, Madeleine Grant-Jones and Natalie Duggan came in on their days off, dedicating time to help plan and instigate safety priorities.

"Staff even stayed after they were needed to help those on shift to have a break. Night staff stayed beyond their shift.

"Staff on these shifts not already mentioned include: Mira Espineda, Sophia Berry, Christine Cayme, Rincy Joseph, Sneha Jose, Sally Ayres, Jo Mcbryde, Beena John, Mikaela Teodoli, Andreia Vieira and Jess Gardner.

"Also a massive thank you to Brian from estates and the electricians department who fixed the electrics!”

WOW! Award Winner - Justina Forbes

“My grandmother had taken a nasty fall and needed quite a bit of attention. She was wary of hospitals and afraid to be left alone for any amount of time with strangers.

"Justina (along with the whole of A&E) dealt with this frightened 91 year old in a calming manner.

"She knew that nan was hard of hearing and explained every step she was taking in a way that didn’t make her worry.

"When nan was taken for a CT scan and I couldn’t be in the room with her, Justina did all she could to put nans fears to rest.

"Justina deserves so much praise and recognition. She not only helped my nan, she kept me calm too. I can never thank her enough for that night, but I hope that this nomination shows that she was so appreciated by us both.

"Thank you so very much.”

WOW! Award Winner - Dr Graham White

“I would like to nominate Dr Graham White for a WOW award for his amazing contribution to changes in the department. The background work required to implement and verify the changes were extensive and detailed.

"A go-live date was planned for the early hours, and Graham spent several hours in the department between 1.00am-5.00am ensuring that the IT implementation had gone smoothly.

"He went home to rest briefly but had identified a couple of small IT issues which he then returned to correct later in the day. This was a major change for the biochemistry laboratory and thanks to Graham’s input went remarkably smoothly.

"His commitment was above and beyond and he deserves recognition for this. His contribution and dedication to this area of work has also been demonstrated by his recent achievement in gaining a doctorate (DBMS) for his thesis.

"On behalf of the biochemistry department, I am indebted to Graham for the role he has played in the areas of facilitating the successful IT implementation.”