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Updated 19 February 2021

Dorset County Hospital staff and volunteers receive well-deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication at the GEM and Long Service Awards.

The awards are presented annually to staff and volunteers 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 are 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 receive their awards from Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chairman Mark Addison, Chief Executive Patricia Miller and executive directors at a presentation ceremony.

Photos from the 2019 GEM and Long Service Awards are available here.

Unfortunately the 2020 GEM and Long Service Awards were cancelled due to COVID-19.

2019 GEM and Long Service Awards

Award Winners

Chairman’s Award
Winner: Dr David Markham
Runners-up: Laura Starr and Lin Smith

Leadership Award
Winner: Lynn Paterson, Sister (Moreton Ward)
Runners-up: Sue O’Kerwin and Abi Orchard 

Patient Safety Award
Winner: Dr Duncan Chambler and Mr Ben Stubbs
Runners-up: Jo Hartley and Supervisory Night Sisters 

Innovation Award
Winner: Eleanor Jeram and Susan Farmer (Information)
Runners-up: ED Nurse Practitioners (Majors) and X-Ray E-Requesting Project Team 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Sue Cordner, Staff Nurse
Runners-up: Gail Volney and Barbara Pavey 

Student/Apprentice of the Year Award 
Winner: Angie Faulkner, Assistant Audiologist 
Runners-up: Sophie McCaffrey and Ellie Jowett 

Volunteer Award
Winner: Patient Research Ambassadors
Runners-up: Barbara Purnell and Sue Mason 

Team of the Year Award
Winner: Estates
Runners-up: Cardiac Cath Lab and Histopathology 

Charity Staff Fundraiser of the Year Award
Winner: DCH Players
Runners-up: Catherine Abery-Williams and Saleem Taijbee 

Long Service Awards Recipients
Alex Hillcox-Smith
Alison Fuszard
Alison Burge
Amanda Loader
Andrea Churchill
Annette Saunders
Brian Stalker
Carol Gilbert
Dawn Johnston
Emma Howard
Esme Hastie
Fiona Wotherspoon
Fiona Chalk
Georgina Jessop
Gerrard Phillips
Hazel Thomas
Helen White
Helen Dell
Jacqueline Butler
Janice Robbins
Kathryn Stubbs
Lisa Keegan
Lisa Cosh
Mandy Ford
Nicola Perkins
Peter Taylor
Shelly Haydock
Sue Reed
Teresa Penny
Tracy Allen
Tracy Drage
Vanessa Coleberd
Victoria Lock
Victoria Whitehall​