Staff and Volunteer Successes Celebrated at Awards Ceremony

Dedication, commitment and service above and beyond the call of duty was honoured at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust's annual Celebrating Success Awards.

The awards formed part of a special Health at Home event on Wednesday, where the public were invited to find out more about LCHS and the services it provides.

The occasion was also an opportunity for the trust to show its thanks and appreciation to teams and individuals who were nominated for awards by their colleagues across nine categories. An overall winner was also selected by LCHS Chief Executive Andrew Morgan.

Paralympic skier Jade Etherington opened the event and joined trust Chairman Dr Don White to present the awards. Councillor Christine Talbot, Chairman of the Health Scrutiny Committee for Lincolnshire, also presented awards to the finalists in the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year category.

Visitors could also see a showcase of LCHS services from across Lincolnshire and Peterborough and the afternoon concluded with the trust's annual public meeting.

The Celebrating Success winners are:

  • Outstanding Patient Involvement Award - Victoria Wilson (Outpatients Department, Skegness Hospital)
  • Outstanding Innovation Award - Mandy Street, Julie Cantwell, Joanne Dalton, Kelly Waldie (breastfeeding website team, countywide)
  • Celebrating Equality and Diversity Award - Andrew Bohlman (Clinical Systems Trainer, countywide)
  • Time 2 Care Award - Valerie Ronis (Clinical Education, countywide)
  • Behind the Scenes Award - Carolyn Barlow and Vicky Mitchell (Bridge House, Sleaford)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award - Kim Barr (Matron, Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding)
  • Outstanding Team of the Year - Children's Speech and Language Therapy Assistants, countywide)
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award - Joint winners - Betty Archer and Alyce Taylor (County Hospital, Louth) and Barbara Finch (Skegness Hospital)
  • Chairman's Award - 'Unsung Hero' - Karen Lawrie (Children's Speech and Language Therapy, South Lincolnshire)
  • Chief Executive's Award - Valerie Ronis (Clinical Education, countywide)

LCHS Chief Executive Andrew Morgan said: "We are very proud of the services we offer in Lincolnshire and Peterborough, and this year wanted to share our successes with the communities we serve. We had more than 150 nominations in total for our Celebrating Success Awards and I would like to congratulate each of our winners and finalists. They all make significant contributions to supporting our patients and their families on a daily basis and their selfless dedication is what helps to make LCHS so special. I would also like to thank Jade Etherington for sharing the story of her successes with us, Councillor Talbot for helping to present one of our awards and Melvyn Prior for compering the afternoon."

Speaking after the ceremony, Jade Etherington said: "I feel honoured to have been chosen to speak at Health at Home. It's great to have an event which recognises the achievements of those who work in our NHS services in the community. It was wonderful to hear their stories. They are all worthwhile winners."

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