Winners of NNUH Staff Awards 2013

Twenty-seven individuals and 10 teams from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have just received awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts and achievements. The awards were presented at a special Staff Awards ceremony held at The Forum in Norwich on 4th October with guest host BBC Look East presenter Carol Bundock.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust runs an annual awards scheme for its 7000 staff and volunteers. Patients and colleagues have been able to nominate employees in thirteen award categories, such as research, innovation, leadership, and lifetime achievement. Chairman John Fry says: “It’s such a pleasure to be able to recognise those employees who patients and colleagues feel have gone above and beyond the call of duty. It is also important to recognise those who dedicate their working lives to our hospitals. The response to the awards was overwhelming with over 700 entries many of them from patients with heart-warming stories to tell.”

The Patient Choice Award is supported by the Eastern Daily Press and Adam Gretton, Health Correspondent and one of the judges presented the award to the winners and finalists at this year’s ceremony. The awards have been sponsored by Serco which provides a range of services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, including catering and cleaning. The Innovation/Best Suggestion award is sponsored by Octagon and the Unsung Hero award for non-clinical staff, such as medical secretaries and administrative staff, is sponsored by Dave Batchelor in memory of his late wife Denise Batchelor who worked as a medical secretary at NNUH for 19 years.

The award ceremony also recognised those employees who had achieved long service of 25 or 40 years. Those receiving 40 year service awards were: Paul Chapman, Biomedical Scientist; June Downs, Receptionist, General Medical Out-patients; Stephen Drane, Technical Manager; Clinical Engineering, Andrew Fiddy, Post Room; Georgina Hicks, Receptionist, Accident and Emergency Department; Michael Stehr, Biochemist, and Patricia Stockwin, Registered Nurse, Children’s Assessment Unit.

The winners of the Staff Awards 2013 were:

Serco Award

Daniel Betts, Porter, Health Records Library

Ruth Edwards, Domestic, NICU
The Refurbishment Team

Team of the Year


Acute Medical Unit
Guist Ward

Employee of the Year

Samantha Dack, Waiting List Co-ordinator, Gastroenterology

Sarah McDermott. Trainee Clinical Scientist, Radiotherapy Physics
Kathy Shaw, Staff Nurse, Eye Clinic

Unsung Hero – Non-clinical award

Sharon Wallace, MDT Co-ordinator, Breast Surgery

Marion Hardingham, Pre-assessment Co-Ordinator, Orthopaedic Pre-Assessment
Karen Wale, Admin Manager, Radiology

Unsung Hero – Clinical award

Katherine Mackintosh, Staff Nurse, Fracture Clinic

Jemma Alexander, Assistant Practitioner, Day Procedure Unit
Caroline Ferrari, Sister, Rheumatology

Volunteer of the Year

Tim Howson

Tony Denton
Duncan MacInnes
Robert Stiles

Leadership Award

Suzanne Nurse, Matron, Acute Medical Unit

Alison Smith, Deputy Ward Sister, Gunthorpe Ward
Katie Symonds, Ward Sister, Gateley Ward

Best Suggestion/Innovation Award

David Chapman, Web Services Manager, IT

Occupational Therapy & Norfolk First Support


Leukaemia Research Team

Colorectal Surgery Research Team
Paediatric Research Team

Clinical Teacher of the Year

Miss Medha Sule, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Kerrie Fox, Senior Radiographer, Radiology
Dr Santosh Nair, Consultant, Cardiology

Patient Choice – Individual

Ben Davis, Consultant, Orthopaedics

Simon Bowles, Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse, Cardiology Outpatients
Daniel Epurescu, Consultant, Oncology
Claire Gatenby, Chief Hearing Therapist, Audiology

Patient Choice – Team/Department of the Year

MOHS Surgery Team

Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre
Gateley Ward

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Rosemary Temple, Consultant, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Monday 7th of October 2013 09:00:23 AM