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Making a Difference Awards 2023 shortlist

Making a Difference Awards 2023 shortlist

We are pleased to announce the individuals and teams who have been shortlisted for the Making a Difference Awards 2023.

The Making a Difference Awards recognise those who are going above and beyond to drive improvements in quality, patient care and supporting UHDB to be the best place to work.

Thank you to patients, relatives and colleagues who took the time to nominate a member of staff. This year we received an unprecedented 1,089 nominations sharing how #TeamUHDB have demonstrated our Trust values of excellence, compassion and openness.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted:

Living our Values Award, sponsored by Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity:

  • Devonshire Community Midwifery team, based at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
  • Carers Staff Network, Trustwide
  • Carol Rhodes, Home therapies lead at Royal Derby Hospital
  • Natasha Riley, Improvement Facilitator, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital


Patient Hero Award:

  • Bridget Bennett, Healthcare Assistant, Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
  • Amanda Cholerton, Advanced Clinical Physiologist and EEG Lead for Clinical Neurophysiology, Trustwide
  • Allison Dean, Physiotherapist in Rheumatology, Queen's Hospital Burton
  • Maternity Bereavement team, Queen's Hospital Burton


Behind the Scenes Hero Award:

  • Catering team, Queen's Hospital Burton
  • Dr Apostolos Fakis, Head of Medical Statistics and Data Management, Trustwide
  • George Probert, Technical Project Manager, Trustwide
  • Nicola Windscheffel, Patient Access Project Manager, Trustwide


Enhancing UHDB Award (sponsored by Salary Sacrifice):

  • Andrew Ward, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
  • Harinder Dhaliwal, Assistant Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Trustwide
  • Barbara Douglas, Lead Nurse for Rheumatology, Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
  • Occupational Therapy team, Specialist Rehab and Therapies, Trustwide


Improving Patient Safety Award:

  • Acute Kidney Injury team, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Trustwide
  • Safeguarding and Vulnerable People team, Trustwide
  • Resuscitation and Simulation Department, Trustwide


Commitment to Education and Learning Award:

  • Debra Auskerin, Operational Therapy Lead for DME and Specialist Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Alyanna Brooks, Sister, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
  • Neonatal team, Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton
  • Mr Edward Oforka, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Queen's Hospital Burton


Quality Improvement Award:

  • REMIT Paracetamol Overdose Quality Improvement team, Royal Derby Hospital
  • High Intensity Tonsillectomy Surgery team (HITS), Royal Derby Hospital
  • Marie Morgan, Specialist Physiotherapist, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Tobacco Dependency Treatment (TDT) team, Trustwide


Future UHDB Award:

  • Emma Bamford, Extended Scope Practitioner- Hand Therapy, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Radiotherapy team, Royal Derby Hospital
  • REMEDY- Emergency Department Research team, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Strategic Capital Schemes Team, trustwide


Leader of the Year Award:

  • Clair Butler, Senior Sister, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital and Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
  • Rachel Kirby, Senior Sister, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Natasha Stringer, Interim Head of Midwifery, Trustwide
  • Steve Fowkes, Director of Operational Finance, Trustwide


Chair's Team of the Year Award:

  • Combined Triage Assessment Unit (CTAU), Royal Derby Hospital
  • Dermatology, Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
  • Emergency Department, Queen's Hospital Burton
  • Operating Department Practitioner Apprenticeship Programme, Trustwide


The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony next month.

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