Superb seven shortlisted in national awards

Release Date: 24/01/2018

Superb seven shortlisted in national awards

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital has been shortlisted an amazing seven times in the national Unsung Hero Awards.

Five individuals and two teams from the Oswestry-based hospital are up for prizes after they were nominated by colleagues and patients for going above and beyond their call of duty.

The Unsung Hero Awards, hosted by GoToJobBoard, celebrate the hard work non-clinical NHS staff and volunteers do on a daily basis.  

Winners will be unveiled in a glittering ceremony at The Principle Hotel in Manchester on 23 February. A large delegation of RJAH finalists and supporters will be attending.

Charlotte Perkins, Research Study Support Officer, has been shortlisted in the Admin and Clerical Leader of the Year Award. She was nominated by her colleague Lisa Burgess-Collins, Research Administration Assistant.

The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries Medical Secretaries and Administration Team is up for the Admin and Clerical Team of the Year Award.

Kate Betts, Physiotherapy Technical Instructor, nominated the team. She said: “Whatever the time of day, whatever the question, they welcome everyone with a warm smile and unreserved willingness to help.”

Kate also nominated the MCSI Domestic Team, who have got through in the Ancillary Staff Team of Year category. She wrote: “The patients have a relationship with the domestic staff, just as they do with doctors, nurses and therapists. They can regularly be heard laughing and joking with the patients.”

Heather Edwards, Business Manager Assistant, and Daphne Evans, League of Friends volunteer, were both nominated by Rebecca Warren, MCSI Ward Manager, in the Lifetime Service Award and Volunteer of the Year category respectively.

Arthritis Research Centre (ARC) Housekeeping Assistant Steven Burke has been shortlisted in the Ancillary Staff Everyday Hero Award after receiving a nomination from Debra Alexander on behalf of all the staff members in the ARC building.

Patient Sian Griffiths nominated Medical Secretary Jane Niccolls for the Patient Choice Award.

Sian said: “It’s not often you find secretaries like Jane – nothing is ever too much trouble. Surgeons often get the credit for their work, but the hard work behind the scenes undertaken by people like Jane goes unnoticed.”

Chief Executive Mark Brandreth said: “It’s fantastic that staff from our corporate and support services are being recognised.

“Most of the attention in hospitals is usually centred on clinical members of staff, but our ‘behind the scenes’ teams work tirelessly to contribute to our high standard of patient care.

“I wish them all the very best of luck and look forward to joining them on the night at the event.”



Picture caption: All the members of staff who have been shortlisted in the Unsung Hero Awards.

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