Staff at Weston General Hospital celebrated at annual awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 July 2016

Weston NHS staff

Weston NHS staff


Staff at Weston General Hospital enjoyed a night of celebration at the trust’s annual awards ceremony.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, organised the Celebration of Success awards to thank the hardworking staff and volunteers.

More than 200 people attended the event, with trophies and certificates awarded to the worthy winners.

Both teams and individuals collected awards, which were all decided based on nominations from fellow hospital colleagues.

Sheridan Flavin, director of human resources, said: “Staff and volunteers are the backbone of the NHS – without them the NHS simply wouldn’t exist.

“We really appreciate the hard work and dedication of everyone at Weston. So we organised this very special evening to take the time out to thank them and give them the recognition they deserve.”

The categories included Newcomer of the Year, Team Spirit award, Leadership award, and the Chief Executive’s award.

The trust’s chief executive, James Rimmer chose Rebecca Watkins as his award winner.

She is a clinical lead for emergency, which means she co-ordinates the trust’s response to major incidents.

Mr Rimmer said: “Undoubtedly the NHS has faced one of its most challenging years.

“Nevertheless, in the face of that, our staff continue to do quite incredible things which profoundly impact on people’s lives.

“I’m incredibly proud of the staff we have here at Weston. They are talented, hardworking and motivated to make a difference every day.

“These staff awards are our way of recognising and thanking those that go the extra mile to provide patients with outstanding care.”

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