The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Admin & Clerical

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

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.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

Over the last 18 months, Mel has been a rock for the estates and facilities directorate, going above and beyond in this most challenging of years. The Mid and South Essex Foundation Trust is an organisation that has recently been formed, by merging 3 hospital trusts (Southend, Basildon and Broomfield) into one organisation. Understandably, a change of such magnitude brings particular challenges for our teams. We have been incredibly fortunate to have Mel, who has supported our staff and leaders in cultivating a ‘one trust’ approach to working, by facilitating a number of cross-site working initiatives and ensuring that senior departmental leaders are visible across the newly formed organisation. These initiatives have opened communication channels across the sites and the visibility and availability of senior staff has enabled many issues to be resolved and proactively build a more positive departmental culture. During both the March and December/January waves of COVID, Mel went above and beyond, getting stuck in and supporting our teams with whatever needed to be done, whether that be washing gowns, delivering messages or organising teams, demonstrating a exceptional work ethic! Above all Mel has supported numerous individuals within the department during this unprecedented time, always having the time to talk to staff, listen to their concerns and help them through their challenges. Her compassion and genuinely caring nature has had a tangible impact on the wellbeing of the directorate. Mel’s contributions to the directorate over the last 18 months has disproportionately impacted our ability to deliver our service, in this most unprecedented of times. We are incredibly fortunate enough to have her within our team.
Rating: 7.0/10. From 1 vote.
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