Caring staff true STARS

Kanwa Ekwegh with her Rising Star award from the East Lancashire Health Trust (s)
Kanwa Ekwegh with her Rising Star award from the East Lancashire Health Trust (s)

Staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust have been honoured in an awards ceremony.

The STAR Awards is the Trust’s recognition award scheme and saw 15 winners from across all services rewarded for dedication to their duties.

Fiona Hamer with her Unsung Hero Award from East Lancashire Hospitals health trust (s)

Fiona Hamer with her Unsung Hero Award from East Lancashire Hospitals health trust (s)

Kanwa Ekwegh, a Senior Clinical Fellow at Burnley General Hospital for Medicine for Older People, claimed the Rising Star award.

Colleague Chris Clark nominated Kanwa for being an exceptional role model who inspires colleagues, and who has fulfilled her role with great professionalism.

Associate Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Burnley Fiona Hamer, was named the “Unsung Hero” .

Her nominator said:“If I am half the clinician and surgeon she is by the time I retire, I will consider my career well spent.”

Other winners were: Non-Clinical Worker of the Year: John Jackson, Porter and Bereavement Champion at Royal Blackburn.

Clinical Worker of the Year: Sharon Frayne, Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Royal Blackburn.

The “Ellie” Award: The Clayton District Nursing Team (Andrea Brandwood, Liz Heap, Debbie Rowan and team).

Outstanding Achievement Award: Mohamed Karmali and Yousuf Nagdee, Haemotology Biomedical Scientists at Royal Blackburn.

Quality, Innovation and Research Award: Shahid Islam and Urology Team at Royal Blackburn.

Employee of the Year: Wilf Pye, Laundry Assistant at Royal Blackburn.

Role Model of the Year: Tina Webb, Paediatrics Matron at Royal Blackburn.

Compassionate Care Award: Chris Barnes, Physiotherapist at Ribble Valley CICT.

Leadership Award: Natalie Brockie, Surgery Divisional General Manager at Royal Blackburn.

Volunteer of the Year: Zac Rayson, volunteer nutritionist at Royal Blackburn.

Consort Best Managed Environment Award: Physiotherapy Department at Royal Blackburn.

Non-Clinical Team of the Year: SAS Divisional Support Team at Royal Blackburn (Victoria Hampson, Tracy Pinner, David Wells).

Clinical Team of the Year: Ward B4 Nursing Team at Royal Blackburn.