Apprentice awarded Health Hero for going above and beyond

Release Date: 30/05/2019

Apprentice awarded Health Hero for going above and beyond

An Apprentice at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) has been awarded the Health Hero Award for going above and beyond to help members of her team.

Katie Griffiths, Medical Administration Apprentice on the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) at the Oswestry-based hospital, was nominated by Heather Edwards, Business Co-ordinator.

The award is presented to unsung heroes from across the hospital, who are nominated by their colleagues for going the extra mile.

Heather said: “Katie soon settled into the Admin team on MCSI not long after starting her role and works extremely hard to improve her skillset.

“We have also benefitted from learning from Katie as she’s not afraid to suggest ideas and processes to improve the way we work as a team.

“She is an asset to the team and goes above and beyond to help in any way she can.”

Katie’s family has a long-standing history with MCSI, as her late mother, Susan Griffiths was a Ward Sister on Wrekin – the ward which primarily looks after patients in the acute phase following spinal cord injury  - six to to eight weeks after injury.

Katie said: “I absolutely wasn’t expecting to have been nominated for a Health Hero Award, let alone to actually win it. I can’t believe it.

“I feel extremely proud and I know my mum would’ve been proud of me for winning this award, so this truly means a lot.

“I work with a truly amazing group of people, MCSI really is like one big family.

“I would also like to thank Heather for nominating me.”


Photo caption: From left, Rebecca Warren, Ward Manager on Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI); Allen Edwards, Training Advisor; centre is Katie Griffiths, Medical Administration Apprentice; receiving her award from Heather Edwards, Business Co-ordinator; and Mark Brandreth, Chief Executive. Back, Rachel Steel,  Assistant Performance Manager on MCSI; and Mr Aheed Osman, Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine.

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