Staff and volunteers honoured at GEM and Long Service Awards
4 October 2022
Dorset County Hospital staff and volunteers received well deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication at the 2022 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.
Trust Chairman Mark Addison said: “These awards give us a chance to stop and think about the extraordinary work our staff and volunteers do to give our patients the excellent care that we all take such pride in.
“We are so lucky that we have such talented and dedicated teams at the hospital who have given many years of dedicated service to the NHS. It is a real pleasure to recognise and celebrate what they have done.”
The GEM Awards were held at Weymouth College, with college catering students creating and serving the meal. The Long Service Awards were presented at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester.
GEMS winners and finalists
Winners: Volunteer Services Team (Wendy Lake, Pauline Hooper, Cathrin Dunford, Richard Lawson)
Finalist: Angela Gilday
Student/Apprentice of the Year Award
Winner: Lyndsey Joyce
Finalists: Kieran Pitman, Marie Tubulog
Quality Improvement and Innovation Award
Winner: Marie Dorton
Finalists: Cheska Ball, Jane Burrow
Contribution to Research Award
Winner: Sarah Williams
Finalists: Cardiology and Cath Lab Team, SIREN Team
Winner: Anna Ekerold
Finalists: Abi Orchard, Jo Hartley
Patient Safety Award
Winners: Medicines Safety Team
Finalists: Sally Love, Ruth Thomas
Patient Choice Award
Winner: Kevin Smith
Finalists: Pauline Kirtley, Natalie Canham
DCH Charity Fundraiser of the Year Award
Winner: Sophie Swain
Finalists: DCH Weymouth Half Marathon Team, Sarah-Jane Diaz
Team of the Year Award
Winners: Respiratory Team
Finalists: Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist Team, Digital Training Team
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Tracey Stevenson
Finalists: Diane Hill, Hugh Bellis
Winner: Andrew Norman
Finalists: Sarah Bridle, Wendy Lake
Long Service Awards Recipients