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Havering hospital heroes awarded

PUBLISHED: 12:45 08 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 08 October 2012

Awards winners at the annual ceremony

Awards winners at the annual ceremony

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Outstanding hospital staff have been thanked for their dedication at a special award ceremony.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has held its annual awards, with employees from Queen’s and King George hospitals receiving gongs.

Hundreds of nominations were received from grateful patients and colleagues for categories which included Outstanding Service, Inspirational Leadership and Hospital Hero.

Chief Executive Averil Dongworth said: “Over the last year staff across the Trust have been working extremely hard to improve care, deliver a better experience for patients and address criticisms we have faced on quality.

“The nominees and award-winners and setting the standard for all staff – delivering excellent service and compassionate care.”

Among the winners were senior sister of Iris Ward Sinead Skelton – who was honoured for being an inspiration to student nurses and for her compassion and attention to detail – and A&E hostess Vindi Tutter, who was described as being “an ambassador for the Trust”.

The public were asked to nominate people to be their Hospital Hero, with grateful patients putting forward the names of staff members who had given them outstanding care.

Runners-up were consultant surgeon Saswata Banerjee and the staff of Sunrise B ward at Queen’s Hospital.

Patients had nominated Mr Banerjee, saying that he gives excellent care to his patients, and also takes the time to listen to their concerns, and those of their families.

Sunrise B staff were congratulated on the atmosphere they create on the ward, for supporting patients and their families and ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

The overall Hospital Hero was consultant neurosurgeon Babak Arvin.

Delighted patients nominated him for the care he gives his patients, not only during surgery, but also post-operatively.

They described how he “personally takes time to give positive encouragement during rehabilitation, and spends time with patients’ families to listen and address any concerns and worries they have”.

Award winners were presented with certificates and vouchers by Ms Dongworth and chairman George Wood.

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