Peterborough City Hospital’s been honouring its heroes.
Staff at PCH and also Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals who’ve gone the extra mile to help those in need picked up the prizes at the 2018 Hospital Heroes awards.
Consultant Obstetrician, Erika Manzo was named Hinchingbrooke Hospital Hero 2018 for the care she gave to a couple who were unable to conceive naturally. The couple nominated Erika for her prompt action that ensured they were eligible for NHS funded IVF treatment. During their first round of IVF they conceived a baby boy and thanks to Erika’s help they are now a family.
Bereavement Manager, Natasha Evans was highly commended for the support she gave a colleague and their partner when they sadly lost their baby girl. The colleague who nominated her said they would not have coped during those very dark first few weeks without her.
Disability Nurse Advisor, Sue Overson was named Peterborough City Hospital Hero 2018 for the outstanding care she showed a patient with downs syndrome, dementia, epilepsy and communication difficulties, and their family. During the last months of the patient’s life, Sue alerted the family every time he was admitted and paid regular visits, even when they were on a palliative care pathway. She was right there until the end, checking that everything was done to make them comfortable.
Consultant, Mr Chris Siozos was highly commended by a mother who experienced the trauma of losing her first child. Having saved the patient’s life, he vowed that he would deliver their next child, should the couple fall pregnant again. Mr Siozos gave the couple and their family the faith that there was hope when all they could see was pain and emptiness. When they became pregnant again, he made sure they were in the safest hands and kept an eye on the mother’s mental wellbeing, knowing the anxiety she would experience due to her loss.
Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist, Nicola Gregson was named Stamford and Rutland Hospital Hero 2018 for her hard work raising money and awareness for breast cancer charities. Nicola felt the impact of breast cancer when her mum was diagnosed and was subsequently treated on the ward she worked on. Nicola now also works bank shifts at Thorpe Hall and holds regular coffee and cream tea events in her own home, so she can give something back for the care her mum received.
Other winners and highly commended staff are:
Team of the Year
Winner; Peterborough City Hospital’s Volunteers
Highly Commended; Obstetrics and Gynaecology Rota Team from Peterborough.
Outstanding Individual of the Year
Winner; Emma Rogers, Radiographer from Peterborough
Highly Commended; Deputy Head of Midwifery, Libby Grooby from Peterborough and Medical Photographer, Rachel Eden from Peterborough
Unsung Hero of the Year
Winner; Heather Reid, Staff Nurse from Peterborough
Highly Commended; Emily Gill, Healthcare Assistant from Peterborough
Seeking to Improve and Develop Award
Winner; Nicola Nightingale, Outpatient Service Manager and Helen Allport Medicine Management Technical Manager from Peterborough
Highly Commended; Kaylie Harvey, Ward Manager on A8 at Peterborough
Winner; David Whyte, Catering Assistant from Peterborough
Highly Commended; I.T Staff: Dilly Payne, Carole Perry and Scott Tenant from Peterborough
Putting Patients First
Winner; Noreen Sawford, Volunteer at Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Highly Commended; Janet Bailey, Volunteer at Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Caring and Compassionate
Winner; Belinda Slate, Personal Assistant and Joe Verdegaal, Business Development Manager from Peterborough
Highly Commended; Dr Thomas Mathen from the Emergency Department at Peterborough
Working Positively Together
Winner; Paul Denton, Deputy Company Secretary for the Trust
Highly Commended; Katie Lonslow, Communications Specialist