Dorset County Hospital staff and volunteers received well deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication at the 2018 GEM and Long Service Awards.
The awards are presented annually to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the hospital – Going the Extra Mile – and to those who have achieved 25 years of NHS service.
Colleagues, patients and relatives were asked to nominate hospital staff and volunteers for a number of awards to honour those who have gone over and above what is expected to make a difference to people's lives.
The winners received their awards from Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chairman Mark Addison, Chief Executive Patricia Miller and executive directors at a presentation ceremony held at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. Guests also enjoyed performances from members of the DCH Players.
You can find all the photos from the night here.
The winners and runners-up are listed below:
Patient Safety Award
Winner: Sarah Sedgbeer, Emergency Department Junior Sister
Runners-up: Nicola Green, Orthotist; Resuscitation Team
Winner: Dr James Richards and Acute Hospital at Home Team
Runners-up: CPIP Team; Ellenor Covell, Endoscopy Admissions Officer
Winners: Rose Stone, Lead Volunteer Guide
Runner-up: Fortuneswell Cancer Trust
Student/Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Paula Russ, Senior Radiology Assistant
Runners-up: Kayleigh Warren, Student Nurse; Megan Lane, Cardiology Modern Apprentice
Team of the Year
Winner: Discharge Team
Runners-up: Clinical Site Managers; Critical Care Outreach Team
Winner: Wendy Woodland, Lead Discharge Facilitator
Runners-up: Vicky Melville, Divisional Head of Nursing and Quality; Yannis Kotsiopoulos, Head of Business Intelligence
Charity Fundraiser of the Year
Winner: Abigail Orchard, Lead Cancer Nurse
Runners-up: Medical and Surgical Outpatients Team; Sophie Claxton, Day Surgery Staff Nurse
Winner: Ann Woodruff, Emergency Department Senior Healthcare Assistant
Runners-up: Becky Vass, Workforce Administrator; Dr David Markham, Emergency Department Consultant
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Mr Hugh Bellis, Orthodontics Consultant
Runners-up: Jessica Dowell, Critical Care Junior Sister; Paul Andrews, Deputy Facilities Manager
Long Service Awards Recipients