And The Award Goes To…

Thursday 28th of March saw DHU play host to the 2019 Care Awards ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel in Nottingham.

Nominated teams from across the company gathered for the prestigious annual tribute, celebrating and recognising the incredible work done by their fellow colleagues.

The awards, which were sponsored by Westfield Health, recognised a group or team of colleagues who had shown an exceptional demonstration of the company’s core values. The core values are: Caring & Compassionate, Always Professional, Respect & Dignity and Everyone Matters. There were dozens of outstanding nominations, which really showed the high level of service all of our teams provide for patients and colleagues alike.

CEO Stephen Bateman said: “I’ve worked for the organisation for five years and it’s probably one of the proudest moments in the whole of the five years that i have been here. Bringing the teams together from across the organisation, to celebrate the successes not only of the individual teams, but the whole organisation at this time in our journey.”

DHU board of Directors, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors, selected those teams who were awarded the accolade in the four hard fought categories, with a special CEO award being given at the end by Stephen Bateman.

The awards went to the following teams:

  • Caring and Compassion Award: NHS 111 Ashgate Night Team
  • Always Professional Award: Urgent Care Derbyshire HCA Team (Swadlincote)
  • Respect and Dignity Award – Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Workforce Team ( Fosse House)
  • Everyone Matters Award – DHU Corporate Reception Team (interview was with Paul Tilson as the winners left before we had chance to do their interview)
  • CEO Award: DHU 111 East Midlands Division ( interview with Pauline Hand  – MD for DHU 111 East Midlands)

Sharon Lister from Urgent Care Derbyshire, HCA Swadlincote, who received the Always Professional award, said: “We love our jobs, we love our patients. I’m ecstatic. We’ve been open 11 years at Swadlincote, we’ve now got this Always Professional award and we’re over the moon.”

DHU colleagues were given the red carpet treatment as they entered the room. The evening saw them treated to a three course meal, performers and guest speakers as the awards were presented. In the middle of the ceremony Richard Holmes, the Director Of Wellbeing for Westfield Health, gave a speech on ‘Energy For Life’ on which advised colleagues on how changing behaviour with small steps can improve energy levels and motivation at both work and home.

At the end of the night every member of the NHS 111 team at the ceremony joined CEO Stephen Bateman on the stage to accept their team award with their head of service Pauline Hand. A thank you was then given by the Chairman of DHU David Whitney before a dance.

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