The outstanding achievements of staff and volunteers across Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership were celebrated at the sponsored Our People Awards last week (Thursday, 22 November).
The awards celebrate those who go the extra mile to provide outstanding care to patients, who have gone above and beyond to work together, and who have made a real difference to the lives of others by listening and leading.
In 11 award categories, individual staff and teams from across both organisations and volunteers were recognised for their achievements over the past year.
With more than 200 entries, judges had a tricky task in shortlisting the final nominees in each category who were then invited to a celebratory Our People Awards evening at the Somerset County Cricket Club where the winners were announced.
The event was sponsored by a number of companies, including those who work with the trusts and others from the local community.
Peter Lewis, chief executive of Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership, said: “This is the first year that we have held a joint celebration evening for staff and volunteers across Musgrove and Somerset Partnership and I am very proud of the stories we have heard about how our staff and volunteers are making a difference to the lives of our patients and each other.
“We are exceptionally proud of all of our staff and the care they provide each and every day. These awards are a real testament to some of the hard work that we know takes place every day in all our services across Somerset.
“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to make a nomination and congratulate all of those who were nominated and to all of our winners.”
The 2018 Our People Award winners and runners-up were:
Patient Champion Award sponsored by Bevan Brittan
Winner: Hollie Camm, Delayed transfer of Care manager in Somerset Partnership (Musgrove based).
Runners-up: Keiley Tuck, bereavement midwife, Angela Nicholson and Debbie Hamilton-Rose, specialist nurses, Musgrove Park Hospital
Patient Choice Award sponsored by DeepMind Health
Musgrove winner: Mark Johnson, clinical nurse specialist.
Musgrove runner-up: Linda Bedford, Macmillan consultant radiographer
Somerset Partnership winner: St Andrews Ward, Wells.
Somerset Partnership runners-up: Polly Maguire, specialist eating disorder dietician and Sarah Moody, psychiatric nurse (Taunton-based)
Emerging Leader Award sponsored by Althea
Winner: Sylvia Ellicott, housekeeping supervisor, Musgrove Park Hospital
Runner-up: Charlene Sheriff, solutions officer, Musgrove Park Hospital
Inspirational Leader Award sponsored by Greg Searle
Winner: Hannah Willoughby, integrated rehabilitation team lead, Somerset Partnership (Bridgwater based).
Runner-up: Gita Modgill, paediatrician and clinical service lead, Musgrove Park Hospital.
Behind the Scenes Award sponsored by Archus
Winner: Wendy Govier, scheduler, Somerset Partnership (West Mendip Community Hospital).
Runner-up: Sue Sherwin, medical secretary, Musgrove Park Hospital.
Quality Improvement and Innovation sponsored by Southwest Pathology Services
Winner: The Droplet team, Musgrove Park Hospital
Runner up: Physiotherapy musculoskeletal advanced practice team, Musgrove Park Hospital
Working Together Award sponsored by Q Park
Winner: Homefirst team, Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership
Runners-up: Kristina Renshaw and Penny Earl, integration pioneer nurses, Musgrove Park Hospital and Minehead Community Hospital, Somerset Partnership
Outstanding International Colleague of the Year sponsored by Deloitte
Winner: Hanna Pajak, physiotherapist, Musgrove Park Hospital
Runner-up: Jovelyn Macalino, nurse, Musgrove Park Hospital
Volunteer of the Year sponsored by George Bros
Musgrove winner: Joyce Standring, Musgrove partner
Musgrove runner-up: Linda Howe, Beacon Centre volunteer
Somerset Partnership winner: Jo Fursdon, patient participant(Taunton based)
Somerset Partnership runner-up: Molly Butler, volunteer at Frome Community Hospital
Making a Difference sponsored by Knight Electrical
Winner: Tina Haggett, specialist care assistant, Musgrove Park Hospital
Runner-up: Neil Thomas, community psychiatric nurse (Bridgwater based)
The chairman Awards sponsored by Socamel
Somerset Partnership winner Frank Burbach, consultant clinical psychologist (Taunton based)
Musgrove Park Hospital winners: Diana Cooper, senior sister; Alan Taylor HR advisor
You can find photos and videos from the evening on our Facebook page.