Dedicated staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust have been honoured in a special awards ceremony.
The Star Awards are the trust’s staff recognition award scheme which saw 10 winners from departments across all services in East Lancashire rewarded for their dedication and achievement.
Kevin Moynes, interim director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, said: “All the staff who were nominated and won an award play a part in looking after people at their most vulnerable time of their lives. I salute them for their care, commitment and compassion.
“They are a recognition of their work and dedication and they should be very proud of themselves.”
With over 200 nominations for 161 individuals and teams from staff and patients, the short list was decided by external judges.
Sheena Byrom, former Head of Midwifery and one of the Star judges, said: “I was overwhelmed by the passion, commitment and drive of those we talked to. I felt proud to have once worked in the same organisation as these individuals.”
The winners are: Clinical Worker of the Year: Nadine Scott-Lindo, Neonatal Intensive Care nurse.
Non-Clinical Worker of the Year: Cindy Murray, Decontamination Team Leader. Rising Star Award: Kate Cain, Sister in the Coronary Care Unit and Clinical Skills Tutor. Learner of the Year: Chantelle Hartley, Cadet Nurse, Children’s Outpatients. Quality Innovation and Research Award: Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Team. Outstanding Achievement Award: Barbara Lubomski, Respiratory Lead, Community. Leadership Award: Fiona Lamb, Sister in the Emergency Department. Team of the Year: Holly House Child Development Centre. Unsung Hero Award: Dot O’Meara, Healthcare Assistant on Ward C3. Chairman’s Choice Award: Jill Gray, Pharmacist and Patricia Knight, Voluntary Infant Feeding Co-ordinator. They were presented last Friday at a hotel in Langho.