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Unsung Hero Awards Visit Trusts to Promote The 2019 Awards

30th July 2018

Though it’s still over a month before nominations are officially opened, our team has already received lots of questions about the upcoming 2019 Awards. To increase the interest around the awards, we visited a couple of Trusts where we spread the word about our future awards.

Tanya outside Bevan House, part of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

On Monday the 23rd of July the Unsung Hero Awards travelled to London and met with Nathan Christie-Plummer, Assistant Director of Workforce at West London Mental Health NHS Trust. We were particularly interested in visiting Trust Headquarters as Secretary Karen Spick won Admin & Clerical Leader of the Year Award last year.

Even though we were not lucky enough to meet Karen that day, we noticed several photos of her on the Trust ‘Wall of Fame’, including the moment of Karen receiving our award. We were not surprised to learn that Karen is not only an Unsung Hero Awards winner, but also the winner of many of the Trust’s internal Quality Awards.

After having a lovely chat with Karen’s colleagues at reception, we were introduced to Nathan, who was keen to put our print materials across the Trust. With our banners and flyers at Trust Headquarters Nathan felt quite confident that this year the UHA will receive more fantastic stories about their NHS Unsung Heroes. We can’t wait to read them!

After our London trip, our team headed off to Warrington and visited Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We met dozens of NHS Non-Medical staff there, inviting every single one of them to nominate their friends and colleagues for these national awards.

Bridgewater’s Non-Medical staff could certainly win an award for being one of the most hospitable staff around! We felt so welcomed during our visit to this Trust and to name a few incredible people we met that day, we want to say “thank you” to Alison and her team from Comms and the Marketing Department, Paul and his IT team, Judy and her team from HR, everyone from the Procurement Team and Lesley who is an Information Team Manager and happened to be on a first-name basis with Andy Burnham, the Lord Mayor of Greater Manchester.

Paul who manages the IT department introduced us to all his staff and described the role that each one of them does. He shared with us how he appreciates every member of his team, including the person who joined them just 6 months ago. Paul described him as an important asset of their team and a true Unsung Hero of the NHS. What a brilliant example of excellent leadership skills and team cohesion at the same time! We hope that Paul and his team will put all their words on paper and nominate them for the 2019 Awards. 

 

By Tanya Prichislenko, Marketing Assistant, Unsung Hero Awards