The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Volunteer of the year
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
Linda came to Whipps Cross hospital originally as a patient in the Rheumatology Department, and took part on a research project to test a drug for rheumatoid arthritis. The results were very positive and she progressed from being house bonded to being fully mobile. She was recommended to volunteer in the Arthritis garden at Whipps Cross, where she did a fantastic job improving the shape of the plants, showing great garden knowledge and creativity. She then started to collaborate with the garden team in different areas of the hospital.
Working with Linda is empowering, her attitude towards improving the Whipps Cross grounds is great inspiration and support to the garden team. She has helped to reshape and enhance most of the gardens around Outpatients and Maternity. Her contribution is really outstanding.
Her work with our organisation encompasses all of our values, particularly engagement and collaboration.
I think Linda deserves much acknowledgment for her commitment to improve the grounds of Whipps Cross and her creativity and support.