Hospital heroes celebrated at awards night

PUBLISHED: 20:00 18 July 2015

Award winners at Weston General Hospital.

Award winners at Weston General Hospital.

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‘OUTSTANDING’ care, commitment and clinical excellence were celebrated at a health sector awards night attended by 250 people.

Trophies and certificates were handed out to star performers nominated by their colleagues from within Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) during the second annual ‘celebration of success’.

The event was held at Batch Country House in Lympsham to recognise the dedication and skill of workers at Weston General Hospital.

WAHT director of human resources, Sheridan Flavin, organised the event, and said: “We wanted to thank our staff and volunteers for the huge contribution they have made.

“We really appreciate the hard work they do and wanted to give them public recognition for it, so we organised this very special evening.”

The event also highlighted some of the positive changes to occur within WAHT during the past 12 months, as well as the essential role staff have played in introducing improvements during the past year.

Outgoing chief executive Nick Wood, for whom the awards night doubled as a farewell, said: “I’m so proud of the work that every single employee does at the Trust and their dedication and commitment to patient care.

“The compassion they show to the 200,000 patients we serve each year is truly outstanding.

“To be able to recognise those that go the extra mile is an honour for me. Well done to all those employees who won, the finalists and to those who were nominated; your great work contributes to improving the lives of so many people.”

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