Published on: 21 November 2019

Outstanding work from Trust colleagues and volunteers was celebrated at the annual Delivering Excellence Awards. 

The awards recognise individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and performed at a consistently high level over the year.IMG_2283 - winners group.JPG

The ceremony at the Centre for Research and Development at Kingsway Hospital on 20 November was on a winter wonderland theme. Finalists and guests were served with afternoon tea on an ice blue and silver colour scheme. Thank you to everyone who attended the event.

Award nominations had been considered by a judging panel made up of Chief Exectuive Ifti Majid, Chair Caroline Maley, staff governor Al Munnien, peer support worker Noel O’Sullivan and Philomena Temple, from Derby City Life Links. 

A shortlist of awards finalists was decided, and all the finalists were invited to the ceremony, where the winners were also announced:

Enhancing our workforce award

Nicola Lewis, Occupational Therapist, Ward 1, London Road Community Hospital
For her outstanding contribution to the education of Occupational Therapy students. Nicola is involved in student forums and has made valuable contributions to the education of other educators.

Going the extra mile award

Peter Matkin, Chargehand Porter, Estates and Facilities Portering Team
For leading by example in the way he interacts within the team, wider colleagues and service users, and for giving 100% to every task. 

Inclusion and partnership award

Karen Wheeler, Occupational Therapy Lead, Neighbourhood and Central Services
For the huge impact she has made on the inclusion and partnership agenda, leading to the development of a range of projects within the community.

Innovation award

Martyn Revis, Receptionist and Admin Support, Hartington Unit
For independently researching the effects of virtual reality (VR) on improving physical health conditions and overall wellbeing of patients, and for piloting VR at the Hartington Unit. 

Inspirational leader award

Ruth Crawford, Service Manager, Killamarsh and North Chesterfield Adult CMHT
For her approach to staff wellbeing and happiness, and for always making sure that everyone feels recognised and valued.

Rising star award

Grace Clements, Mental Health Practitioner, Enhanced Home Support Service
For her work in setting up a new service looking at supporting young people and families at risk of tier 4 hospital admissions.

Volunteer award

Simon Dean, Volunteer Support Worker, Hope and Resilience Hub, Radbourne Unit
For his positive attitude and his openness in sharing his daily coping strategies. Simon is always professional in his approach and his peers find him sensitive and compassionate.

Compassion in practice award 

Joanna Miatt, Service Manager and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorder Service
Nominated by a service user for being a truly caring, supportive and dedicated member of staff; she demonstrates unwavering patience and relentless support in the face of challenges and setback.

DEED (Delivering Excellence Every Day) of the year award

Alex Patrick, Staff nurse at ECW, Radbourne Unit
For consistently providing the highest level of care and following best practice to support patients with dedication and compassion. The service user who nominated him said: “I am very proud of the NHS for employing the right member of staff.”

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