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


Award Category:

Estates & Ancillary

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 :

Nigel is a retired Firefighter who joined SDH to start a new career within the NHS. He has spent all of his time in the Day Surgery Unit and is a true gem within the ODO Team. His wealth of knowledge far exceeds what is expected of a band 2 within the trust and I feel this needs to be recognised and appreciated. His commitment to making an operating list run without any stress or delay to the patient in theatres across the trust, despite being non clinical, is second to none. Some days walking in excess of 17 miles between departments to make sure that trays and equipment, are where they need to be. Nigel is the 'go too' person for many higher band members of staff to locate items that are needed both inside and outside of theatres, such as x-ray equipment, non standard trays, replacement stock to name a few. He goes above and beyond to ensure a positive experience is had by all, working overtime, being a much loved and valued member of the department, having an excellent relationship with all staff within the department and going out of his way to make sure that they get home safely by driving them himself if needed. Nigel worked throughout Covid despite his wife having to isolate due to ongoing medical issues and he never failed to come to work with a positive attitude and going way above his role responsibilities to make sure any issues were foreseen and resolved. He is an absolute credit to the department and when he retires at the end of 2023, his presence will be missed tremendously.
Rating: 7.0/10. From 2 votes.
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