Hard work of QA Hospital staff highlighted at awards

The Surgical Assessment Unit, which won the Chief Executive Award for Outstanding Achievement winner  at the PHT Best People Awards 2017. Photo: QA Hospital
The Surgical Assessment Unit, which won the Chief Executive Award for Outstanding Achievement winner at the PHT Best People Awards 2017. Photo: QA Hospital
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THEY work hard to deliver the best possible care to patients, and staff of Queen Alexandra Hospital were celebrated with an awards ceremony.

THEY work hard to deliver the best possible care to patients, and staff of Queen Alexandra Hospital were celebrated with an awards ceremony.

Employees from across the Cosham site were nominated and shortlisted for the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) Best People Awards.

The event highlighted the outstanding work of people involved in the daily care of patients at QA and those behind the scenes who keep the hospital going.

Awards were given to ward teams raising money, admin staff offering support and apprentices learning the ropes.

As well as staff putting their colleagues forward as nominations, the awards also have a category for patients to express their gratitude.

Briony Robinson, Best Care winner at the PHT Best People Awards 2017.'Photo: QA Hospital

Briony Robinson, Best Care winner at the PHT Best People Awards 2017.'Photo: QA Hospital

Lead nurse in critical care Sandra Taylor was winner of the Patients’ Choice award. She was nominated after helping a patient who was admitted to QA after going into septic shock. In their nomination, the patient said Sandra gave them their life back.

Speaking after being shortlisted, Sandra said: ‘To be nominated for Patients’ Choice means so much to me it is hard to put into words.

‘The patients and families I have had the honour to care for have all been why I went into nursing.’

Another winner was the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) who were given a Chief Executive Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Sandra Taylor, Patients' Choice winner at the PHT Best People Awards 2017. Photo: QA Hospital

Sandra Taylor, Patients' Choice winner at the PHT Best People Awards 2017. Photo: QA Hospital

Kimberley Bilbe, the senior sister on SAU, said: ‘It is great to get the recognition for everyone’s hard work. The team on SAU are truly amazing and I am so proud to be part of it.’

Briony Robinson came out on top in the Best Care category. She was delighted at being nominated for her work helping patients undergoing major surgery for cancers of the gullet and stomach.

Briony said: ‘This is as a reflection of how proud I am of the fantastic service the oesophago-gastric cancer patients receive.’

Closing the awards, chairman of PHT Melloney Poole thanked staff for the compassion, understanding and the care they provide to patients.

n Winners of the Chairman’s Awards and 40 Years Service Awards will appear in The News later this week.

WINNERS OF QA HOSPITAL’S BEST PEOPLE AWARDS

Best Care:

Briony Robinson, specialist dietician Upper GI

Best Support:

Critical Care Admin Team

Best Team:

Urology Team

Best Volunteer:

Yvonne Alton, emergency and acute medicine unit

Best Apprentice:

Lisa Burns, medical laboratory

Best Leader:

Dr Huw Griffiths, clinical director and consultant cardiologist

Best Improvement:

Maternity Assessment Unit

Best Fundraiser:

Renal Fundraising Committee

Patients’ Choice:

Sandra Taylor, lead nurse critical care

Chief Executive Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Winners:

Sue Atkins and the Alcohol Team

Surgical Assessment Unit

Main Reception Team

Scheduled Care Improvement Team

Craig Dodd, emergency medical assistant