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 :

In the heart of our NHS Trust, there exists an unsung hero, an individual whose dedication to the welfare of both staff and patients goes far beyond the call of duty. Dan Lillico, a true exemplar of professionalism and commitment, stands out in the challenging landscape of estates and facilities management within our Trust. In an era where the healthcare environment faces unprecedented challenges, Dan has emerged as a beacon of resilience and dedication. His role in managing estates and facilities within our NHS Trust demands not only strategic acumen but also a deep sense of compassion. It is in these demanding circumstances that Dan's exceptional qualities shine brightly. What truly sets Dan apart is his unwavering commitment to the well-being of the individuals who rely on estates to keep the services running - the dedicated staff and patients. In the face of challenging situations, Dan consistently demonstrates impeccable professionalism. His ability to navigate crises with a calm demeanour and solution-oriented mindset has become a source of inspiration for his colleagues. One of Dan's defining characteristics is his willingness to lead from the front. When there has been incidents which has meant buildings have had to close to workforce, Dan has been on hand on-site to offer support and leadership. When others retreat to the safety of their homes, Dan is on the front lines, directing operations, ensuring the services are restored as quickly as possible. Dan will always be found walking the floors in these incidents to personally ensure that everyone working within the building has the resources and support they need. It is not uncommon to find Dan rolling up his sleeves and getting involved in tasks that extend beyond his official duties. His hands-on approach to problem-solving and his readiness to tackle challenges head-on make him a true asset to our Trust. Whether it's coordinating emergency responses or personally addressing the needs of frontline workers, Dan's actions speak louder than words. In addition to his operational support, Dan has displayed remarkable adaptability in the face of change. The healthcare landscape is dynamic, with evolving challenges and uncertainties. Dan has shown a remarkable ability to not only adapt but to thrive in this ever-shifting environment. His forward-thinking approach and innovative solutions have played a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of our facilities. It is not just about managing buildings and infrastructure for Dan; it's about fostering an environment where the clinical teams and patients can thrive. Dan has shown genuine concern for the wellbeing of those around him, coupled with his tireless work ethic, he exemplifies the spirit of the NHS and the values of the Trust. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to healthcare estates and facilities management, we nominate Dan Lillico for this award. His dedication, resilience, and selfless commitment to the well-being of our staff and patients make him a true unsung hero, deserving of accolade and acknowledgment. Dan embodies the spirit of the NHS, and it is with great pride that we submit this nomination on behalf of our entire healthcare community.
Rating: 7.0/10. From 2 votes.
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