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Well done to our winners at staff awards day

14 November 2017

Twelve members of staff or teams were commended for their contribution towards excellence during a staff event held in London.

These were:

  • Lead Nurse Caroline Frayne
  • The Mental Health Team at HMP Woodhill
  • Amanda Marchesani, Specialist Sexual Health Nurse
  • David Robertson, Non Medical Prescriber, Hackney Recovery Services
  • Medway STC Healthcare Department
  • Customer Care Co-ordinator, Archway Centre, Patricia Rodgers
  • Adelia Swift, Volunteer, Brent Recovery Day Programme 
  • Mallika Verma, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Student 
  • Nina Panahmand, Senior Staff Nurse, Bloomsbury Clinic
  • Ronald Bevan, Sector Manager (Addictions), Ealing RISE
  •  Deb Simons, Lead Nurse
  • Kevin Doyle, Operations Manager, Mortimer Market Centre

The praise was provided during an event in Central London attended by around 140 CNWL staff during which they were given an inspirational speech by two time paratriathlete World Champion Steve Judge. 

He spoke movingly and passionately about how 15 years ago, he was involved in a horrific accident and was told he might never walk again. But thanks to the NHS in Sheffield and his own hard work and determination he learnt to stand again and to walk again.

He then went onwards and set new goals as a disabled triathlete taking part in the sport of paratriathlon, where working hard he achieved world championship status.

His message to staff was to be ambitious, to think positively about what can be achieved and of the importance of setting goals to reach a desired outcome.  

He said: “I want staff to understand what a fantastic job they do and how important it is. They don’t always see the end result but a little bit of the recovery. They don’t always see what has been achieved by the patient. They see just a little bit but not the whole.

“Look at me. I am a two-time World Champion, but there are a lot of people who treated me initially who don’t know what I achieved and I want to shout out about it to them – through other NHS staff.

“By me being here, the NHS can see what I’ve achieved and by definition what they’ve achieved as well.”

The conference was aimed at sharing achievements and networking across the division and involved showcase presentations of excellence from clinical services.

There were staff and team awards to recognise the stars of the division; plus workshops and stands representing a variety of clinical services and support services.

Awards were presented by the Divisional Director, Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Nursing Director as well as Service Directors. 

Staff were also treated to free pamper taster sessions courtesy of West London College Students.

Divisional Director Graeme Caul said: “This was a thoroughly inspirational and enjoyable event for our staff to learn from each other and to take time out from their busy schedules to reflect on their practice and to feed back where they thought improvements could be made and to spend time together.”