Dean picks up award for outstanding contribution to nursing and patient care

AWARD Dean Whybrow presented with the award by The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas. (123090-9867)
AWARD Dean Whybrow presented with the award by The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas. (123090-9867)

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HE WAS modest in picking up his award, but is a very deserving winner.

Dean Whybrow, 41, won the Mental Health Worker/Team of the Year award at this year’s Best of Health Awards 2012.

Mr Whybrow works for the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Mental Health Services and has been in his role for the past 12 years.

He was put forward for the accolade for making an outstanding contribution to nursing and patient care within the military.

He said: ‘It was a real honour and privilege to win, but it’s also testament to the team I work with.

‘I love working with the team and the patients I help.’

Mr Whybrow, who flew out to Afghanistan to carry out research, has worked in the medical department of the MoD for the past 15 years.

His wife Caroline, 34, said that Dean is a very modest person.

She said: ‘He doesn’t talk much about his work and he is very modest about what he does. But he maintains a team of people and takes on so much work and does it so well.

‘And he’s also a fantastic dad to his four children, one of which he delivered himself.

‘He is a wonderful, special person.’

Runner-up in this category was Karen Guy, manager at the Parkway Centre, in Leigh Road, Havant, which helps people with mental health problems.