Health workers recognised at annual awards ceremony

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HEALTH workers across the city have been honoured at a special awards ceremony.

The annual MK Community Health Services staff awards ceremony saw 10 winners selected from around 74 staff who were nominated in each category.

The People’s Choice Award for best team was won by Adult Hearing Service Milton Keynes which includes Collette Crook, Melanie Campbell, Pippa Tierney and Peggy Pain.

The People’s Choice Award for best individual was won by Mental Health Worker, Paddy King Esalo Esalo.

The Community Occupational Therapy Team won the Transforming Services Award with the Patient Safety Award going to the Redhouse District Nurse Team.

The Leadership for Improvement Award was won by transformation manager Hannah Pugliese and Mental Health Assertive Outreach Worker Rosemary Kalunga scooped the Individual Contribution Best Team Member Award.

Individual Contribution Best Team Member Award for a Non Clinical member was won by Sheila Beckwith who is Domestic at Windsor Intermediate Care Unit.

Achiever of the Year Award went to Healthcare Assistant at the Learning Disability Service, Rajan Koria with Elaine Liburd, Team Manager of Older Peoples Mental Health winning the Mentor of the Year award.

The Special Award was won by the RIO team – a project team implementing a new Clinical Record System across the organisation.

Cathy Walker, managing director of Milton Keynes Community Health Services, said: “This was our fourth annual staff awards ceremony. We are extremely proud of our workforce who are committed to providing safe, quality care for the people who use our services.

“The awards are an excellent way of recognising the hard work and contribution our staff make to our organisation’s success. The award winners were chosen for special achievements, including transforming the way we deliver services, patient safety and leadership.”

“We are also very grateful to the public for nominating in the People’s Choice categories – it is fantastic that local people have taken the time to nominate staff who have provided them with care.

“We received a number of heartfelt nominations, demonstrating what a difference a health worker can make to an individuals experience.”