Hospital staff celebrate 70 years’ of the NHS!
Pictured above: Employee of the Year, Dr Catherine Hayle (Palliative Care Consultant) is pictured with Interim Chair Sir David Henshaw, Chief Executive Janelle Holmes and awards host Pete Price.
Wirral’s largest employer has said a very big thank you to its dedicated workforce by announcing the winners of this year’s NHS70 Celebration and Staff Awards.
Marking this special anniversary year for the National Health Service, over 200 colleagues from Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) came together last Friday (28th September) to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and mark the achievements of those who go above and beyond in carrying out their duties.
WUTH received hundreds of award nominations this year from grateful patients and their families as well as staff members wishing to highlight the efforts of their colleagues. With categories including Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Patient Choice, the event shone a spotlight on some of the best of Wirral’s NHS. Staff members who had committed 25 and 40 years of dedicated service to the NHS were also recognised with a special long service award.
Hosted by broadcaster Pete Price and featuring entertainment including Merseyside Eurovision star, Sonia, the event included a couple of special video messages looking back at the NHS over the last seven decades as well as a final message of NHS thanks from the Duke of Cambridge.
Chief Executive, Janelle Holmes said: “We have an extremely dedicated workforce and there seems no better time than the 70th anniversary of the NHS to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of all our staff.
“The standard of entries was extremely high this year and we were overwhelmed by the stories of compassion, commitment and innovation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who works in the organisation, particularly our deserving award winners who are great examples of what makes our health service so very special.”
The award winners were as follows:
Employee of the Year
Dr Catherine Hayle, Palliative Care Consultant (pictured)
Team of the Year
Department of Anaesthesia
Volunteer of the Year
John Lowry, Chaplaincy Volunteer
Excellence in Patient Care
Katie Whittle, Critical Care
Joshua Williams, Ward 20, Urology
Excellence in Improvement and Innovation
Leanne Monaghan and Nicky Drinkwater, Emergency Department
Outstanding Support Services
Schwartz Round Team
Special Recognition Awards
Division of Surgery
Colorectal Enhance Recovery Team
Women and Children’s
Maternity and Neonatal
Diagnostics and Clinical Support
Dr Joyce Maggenis, Consultant Radiologist
Medical and Acute
The Trust also recognised all of their Long Service Award employees who were recognised for 25 and 40 years’ of hard work and dedication in the NHS.
The event was made possible thanks to the support it received from organisations including; Alto Digital, Brookson Direct, CDW, Cerner, Cube Creative, Inspired Energy and NHS Professionals.