Leading Lights 2018

Posted: August 16 2018

In June 2018 HCT held its 7th annual Leading Lights ceremony. It’s a chance for the trust to come together and celebrate…

Leading Lights 2018

In June 2018 HCT held its 7th annual Leading Lights ceremony. It’s a chance for the trust to come together and celebrate everything which is great about working for HCT.

Here are just a few highlights and some of the awards won by individuals and teams:

In the Long Service award category, six colleagues were singled out who together managed to clock up an incredible 1,700 years of service in the NHS:

• Georgina Berg
• Helen Edwards
• Dawn Lambert
• Rosan Rowland
• Frances Smith
• Barbara Taylor

The winner of the category of Demonstrating Fantastic Patient Care went to Mo Davies, Healthcare Assistant from Upper Lea Valley ICT. To say she is well respected is an understatement. A patient’s relative described her as a “God send” and her colleagues say they’d be lost without her.

East and North Herts Integrated Community Respiratory Team scooped the award for Excellence in Partnership Working. The Integrated Community Respiratory Service started as a pilot in April 2016 but is now fully established, achieving incredible outcomes. The ICRS is an outstanding example of collaborative working and is also highly regarded by service users. 100% of patients reported they felt confident now to manage their own condition.

In the category of Providing Excellent Support, Ward Clerk at QVM’s Dech Aguirre received this accolade. Described as an “exceptional human being” by his colleagues, Dech continuously goes beyond his remit to assist staff and patients. He knows everything going on in the multi-disciplinary meeting and has received countless compliments form staff, doctors and other services.

Lucy French was winner of the award category: Excellent Contribution by a Volunteer. She is a much respected, caring and compassionate volunteer at the Hitchin breastfeeding drop-in. Lucy receives great client feedback with mums thanking her for her advice and support, with many reporting that they were still breasting feeding their babies.

The People’s Choice Award went to Jody Barber, Physiotherapist in the Adult Neurological Service. A patient who had been diagnosed with relapsing, remitting MS 20 years ago said meeting Jody was a life-changing experience. Over the years the patient had become sceptical about physiotherapy. After receiving care from Jody, who really listened, she started to see big improvements in her mobility. As a mum this meant a huge bonus, as well as the positive impact on her emotional wellbeing.

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