The work of healthcare staff and support workers from London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust was celebrated at the annual Staff Excellence Awards in Wembley Stadium last week.

More than 500 people attended the event to see the winners of thirteen categories announced including one very special nominee.

It also offered the opportunity to look back over the previous year and celebrate some of the trust’s achievements. This included winning several national awards, becoming a European leader in robotic knee surgery, and the best performing A&E in London.

Chief Executive Dame Jacqueline Docherty said: “We don’t celebrate our successes enough and this was a great opportunity to take stock and realise how much we have achieved in the past year.

“Staff are the lifeblood of any successful organisation and we have an abundance of people here who regularly go above and beyond what is expected of them.

“We tend to associate healthcare with clinical staff but there is a large army of people behind the scenes making sure things run smoothly, such as our volunteers, porters, domestics, waste mangement and catering.

A special commendation went to Dr Nicholl and his furry sidekick, Pike, a Pets as Therapy dog. Labradoddle Pike, trotted up to collect his award to the sound of Who Let the Dogs Out.

Find out who won below.

This year's winners

Divisional awards

Presented to an individual or team from each of our clinical divisions who have 'gone the extra mile' to improve patient safety or patient care, or staff experience.

The finalists are:

Emergency and Ambulatory Care Division

  • Winner: Dr Harmandeep Singh, Consultant
  • Winner: Osama El Banna, Housekeeper
  • Runner-up: Kindy Kaur, Matron

Integrated Clinical Services Division

  • Winner: Esther Slinn, Inpatient therapy lead
  • Runner-up: Mags Flora, Patient Pathway Co-ordinator
  • Runner-up: Robertson Ward
  • Runner-up: Sister Hilda Thompson, Ward Manager

Integrated Medicine Division

  • Winner: Linda Scantlebury, Medical Secretary
  • Runner-up: Fidelma Donelon, Sister
  • Runner-up: Dr Rachel Tennant, Respiratory Consultant

Surgery Division

  • Winner: Usha Raman Nair, Ward manager
  • Runner-up: Himankshi Chaudhary, Clinical Pathway Nurse

Women and children Division

  • Winner: Gene Taylor, Neonatal Matron
  • Runners-up: Health Play Specialists

Unsung Hero

An award that recognises an unsung individual or team from our corporate support staff (HR, Finance, Facilities, strategy, ICT, etc.) who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty in their day-to-day work.

The finalists are:

  • Winners: Waste team
  • Runner-up: Caroline Foley, Capital Nurse Lead and Pre-registration Nurse Education Lead
  • Runner-up: Rebekah Rose, Temporary Staffing Senior Team Leader

Quality and Improvement award

Presented to an individual or team for tranforming and improving the way we provide care by using innovative tools, processes or systems.

The finalists are:

  • Winners: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Team
  • Runners-up: Birth Centre Case Loading Team
  • Runners-up: Dietetic Gastroenterology Services

Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to an individual or team who have given up their time for the benefit of patients and/or staff.

The finalists are:

  • Winner: Connie Holmes, Radiology
  • Runners-up: Voluntary Car Service
  • Runner-up: Teresa Moore, League of Friends

Fundraiser of the Year

Awarded to an individual staff member or team who has dedicated their time and energy to fundraising activities that benefit our Trust.

The finalists are:

  • Winner: Rose Amankwaah, Clinical Theatre Manager
  • Winners: Emergency Department Team

Learner of the Year

Awarded to an exceptional student, who is either in full time study or is currenlty undertaking learning and development within the Trust.

The finalists are:

  • Winner: Nafisha Jama, Healthcare Support Worker
  • Runner-up: Flavia Garcia, Junior RTT Validator
  • Runner-up: Himali Gurung, Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Team of the Year

A special award to recognise the outstanding contribution made by an exceptional team (clinical or non-clinical) over the past year. The winners will be chosen by our Chairman.

The finalists are:

  • Winners: Emergency Planning Team
  • Runners-up: Polyposis Registry Team
  • Runners-up: Newborn Hearing Screening Team

Lifetime Achievement Award

A special award to recognise the outstanding contribution made by an exceptional colleague who has served over 15 years in the organisation. The winner will be chosen by our Chief Executive.

The finalists are:

  • Winner: Jaswinder Dosanjh, Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist, Anticoagulation
  • Runner-up: Gary Munn, Head of Property
  • Runner-up: Dr Lola Oni, Service Director

With thanks to

LNWH charity logo - enhancing the lives of our patients and staff

Our staff excellence awards are made possible thanks to generous funding by London North West Healthcare Charity.

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