Hospital staff scoop accolades from trust

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Staff from Scarborough Hospital were recognised for providing outstanding services and care as they scooped accolades at The Celebration of Achievement Awards, the trust’s annual staff recognition ceremony.

More than 250 staff from across the Trust gathered at Scarborough Spa to celebrate the work of colleagues.

Shaun Fletcher, Scarborough Hospital’s grounds and gardens supervisor, was crowned the winner of the Living our Values Individual Award while the Theatre Recovery Team at Scarborough took home the Living our Values Team Award.

Shaun was recognised for maintaining a wonderful grounds environment while taking on new responsibilities for minor works projects.

The theatre team was praised for its positive attitude to assisting with patients post procedure during a time when the trust was experiencing an increase demand for beds.

Alison Kearney, Staff Nurse on Ann Wright Ward, was crowned the Trust’s Unsung Hero. Alison was recognised for the outstanding care she provides her patients, particularly in the care of patients with dementia, as well as her generous fundraising efforts to support children in an orphanage in Bulgaria.

The team which delivers the Age Related Macular Degeneration Ophthalmology service at Bridlington Hospital received the Enhancing Systems and Services Award for their work in expanding the service.

Sue Jackson, Labour Ward Manager at Scarborough, was honoured with the Nursing Leadership Award, while finalists Oak Ward also received a special mention from Chief Nurse Beverley Geary.

As well as honouring and recognising the work of NHS staff, local fundraiser Annika Dowson from Helmsley was presented with the Fundraiser of the Year Award for her fundraising efforts which helped raise over £8,000 towards the Snowdrop Appeal which will fund a maternity bereavement suite at Scarborough Hospital.

Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The Celebration of Achievement Staff Recognition Awards have become a valuable and highly regarded way of honouring colleagues who have excelled in their achievements and service for the trust and to the patients, families and clients we serve.

“This year we received our highest ever number of entries with over 250 nominations.”