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JUCD menopause team

Joined Up Care Derbyshire Wellbeing team named as finalist for Most Inclusive Menopause Friendly Employer Award

Congratulations to our colleagues from Joined Up Care Derbyshire's (JUCD) Wellbeing team, who have made the final shortlist in the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards.

The awards, which are also a fund-raiser for menopause-related charities. programmes and research, work to shine a light on organisations that go above and beyond to improve support and facilities for colleagues who are experiencing menopause.

PAU team awarded for exceptional care that 'leaves patients smiling'

A team that displays exceptional care to both their patients and their staff with their ‘smiling faces’ and reassuring words, has been recognised with a Making a Difference Award.

The Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) team at Queen’s Hospital Burton has received the ‘Team UHDB’ award for their dedication to their patients and their peers after a new member of staff nominated them.

The Emergency Department team at Royal Derby Hospital

'You deserve a medal': Emergency Department team receive monthly award after glowing patient nomination

The team at Royal Derby Hospital’s Emergency Department have been presented with a Monthly Making a Difference Award after glowing feedback after caring for a patient who had suffered a fall. The nomination, which stated the team “deserve a medal, each and every one of you”, praised the ED Team for the care and compassion the patient received when attending the department after what they described as “a bad fall”.

Making A Difference Awards 2022 event

Celebrating excellence at the Making a Difference Awards 2022

On Friday 14 October, UHDB held it’s first in-person awards ceremony in three years at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, with 260 members of #TeamUHDB joining in an evening of celebrating exceptional care together.

The glamorous awards ceremony, hosted by local radio DJ Mark O’Sullivan, saw nominees for 10 awards come together to celebrate in what was a night to remember.

Mandie Linnington has been awarded a Cavell Star

Joy for compassionate colleague Mandie whose been awarded Cavell Star

A UHDB colleague who went above and beyond in her care of a patient, has been praised by an ex-nurse, who witnessed her compassion, and deemed her worthy of the prestigious Cavell Star award.

Mary White, a former Clinical Nurse Specialist, was a patient on Ward 308 at Royal Derby Hospital in December last year when she first met Senior Sister Mandie Linnington.

Joy for UHDB's Aldarico as he is shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

Joy for UHDB's Aldarico as he is shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

UHDB’s very own International Nurse Facilitator Aldarico Velasco is delighted to have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2022 in the category ‘Overseas Nurse of the Year.’

Aldarico, who joined the Trust three years ago, said it is a great honour to have been shortlisted for the accolade and it is a nod to the amazing contribution from all the Internationally Educated nurses and overseas nurses that work across UHDB.

Charlie Malcom and Sunil Mistry

ED colleagues recognised in Nursing Times Awards shortlist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are proud that an emergency department (ED) team and an ED sister have been recognised in two categories in this year’s Nursing Times Award.

The High Intensity User Service has been shortlisted for the Emergency and Critical Care category and emergency department sister Charlotte Malcolm-Davies (Charlie) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Nurse of the Year Award for her work as part of the High Intensity User Service, alongside her role in nursing ED.

Patient EXP Champio

Nurse Amie crowned Patient Experience Champion 2022

We are delighted to announce the rour winners and runners up for Patient Experience Champion of the Year 2022.

Our winner is Amie Beaton, Registered Nurse in the Combined Day Unit, RDH.

Jemma Walker Award

Jemma presented with Excellent Employee award for raising the profile of working carers across UHDB

A colleague has received a special award to recognise the support she provides to a network of carers across Team UHDB.

Jemma Walker, Clinical Educator and Co-Chair & Founder of the UHDB Carers Network was presented with the Trust’s Excellent Employee Award after being nominated by a colleague who praised her for creating a space to share experiences and raise the profile of working carers across University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

Kev Orme

Staff Nurse Kev thanked for providing reassurance to nervous patients receiving the vaccine

Of all the people who have had their COVID-19 vaccination across Derbyshire and Staffordshire so far, thousands have first had to overcome a crippling fear of needles.

One UHDB colleague who is going the extra mile to support those that are scared is Staff Nurse, Kev Orme who has been working shifts in our Royal Derby Hospital Vaccination Hub.

Sarah Moss with Magnus Harrison

Exceptional Leader, Sarah, praised by colleague for support she offered during difficult time

The fantastic lengths a Royal Derby Hospital colleague went to in order to help and support a colleague have been recognised by our Interim Chief Executive, Dr Magnus Harrison, with his first ever Chief Executive Award.

Sarah Moss, Deputy General Manager in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Royal Derby Hospital, went above and beyond to support a colleague who was off sick and going through a difficult time after one of their parents passed away.

Security Team Feb 2022

Royal Derby Security Team recognised by colleagues in our Children’s Hospital for providing ‘Exceptional Care Together’

The Security Team at Royal Derby Hospital have been praised by multiple colleagues across the Trust for their work with a young patient on our Children’s Ward.

Our security staff across UHDB do so much more than just making sure our sites are accessible and safe for patients, staff and visitors. They are also trained to provide support to patients who are distressed and need additional support when in hospital.

Volunteers 2022

Dedicated volunteers and co-ordinators team recognised for going above and beyond

Volunteers and the Voluntary Service Team across UHDB have been recognised for their resilience and going above and beyond throughout the Covid-19 pandemic after being awarded with a Team UHDB Making a Difference Award.

In March 2020 we paused many of our volunteering roles as the country went into lockdown. After months of being away from the Trust, volunteers who support UHDB have slowly began to return.

Paul, Dana, Lorraine and Wayne

Three friendly faces greeting UHDB visitors win excellence award

Wayne Grindle, Lorraine Smedley and Dana Anwar have been awarded with January’s Excellent Employee Making a Difference Award for the immeasurable support they have provided to ensure our staff and visitors follow covid-19 measures.


Making a Digital Difference Award

Jordane and Megan recognised for Making a Digital Difference to staff at UHDB

A new digital Facilities Management App has benefited UHDB FM staff across Derbyshire and Staffordshire by making important information relating to their work available to them at their fingertips.

The app, which launched at the end of 2021, for all facilities and estates staff, across all five sites, including our partners in ISS, Skanska, STERIS and Synergy.

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