Hard working assistant at Queen’s Hospital Romford wins national NHS award
PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 April 2017
A hospital assistant has been named best apprentice at a national awards ceremony.
Samantha Misselbrook, 21, joined Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust in November 2015 and impressed her bosses so much she was given a permanent job at the Trust in January.
Adding to her achievement, the Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, training and development assistant was named best apprentice in the north, central and east London region at the National NHS Apprenticeship Celebration Awards, last week.
The Trustons Gardens, Hornchurch resident said: “I started a childcare course after I left school, then A-levels and then began an apprenticeship at an estate agent, but none really felt right.
“I’d always been interested in healthcare so when I saw an apprenticeship advertised at the Trust I went for it.
“I feel very lucky to have got a permanent job at the hospital, where I know I can progress.”
Samantha, who attended Warren School in Dagenham, was nominated in the Health Education England (HEE) awards by her manager in recognition of her hard work and demonstration of NHS values such as compassion and good communication.
Her role includes working with other young apprentices and visiting schools to speak to young people about the roles available within the Trust.
HEE chief executive professor Ian Cumming OBE presented Samantha her award during a special ceremony at the British Medical Association headquarters in central London.
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