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Hospital Heroes from Stamford Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital are recognised at a ceremony organised by the North West Anglia NHS Trust

The 2019 Hospital Heroes, chosen by members of the public at Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, were announced in a special awards ceremony.

Staff from all three of the main hospital sites at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, came together to celebrate their achievements at The Holiday Inn, Peterborough.

Physio team leader, Amy Fisher was Stamford and Rutland’s Hospital Hero 2019. The Mercury encouraged readers to enter in this category.

Hospital heroes celebrate at the 2019 NHS trust awards
Hospital heroes celebrate at the 2019 NHS trust awards

Amy was nominated by the parent of a patient who was undergoing limb lengthening. Amy inspired the patient to continue with physio and made them feel as if anything was possible.

The patient gained an impressive 8.5cm length and had a good rehabilitation.

Perinatal midwife, Lesley Edwards was named Peterborough City Hospital’s Hero of 2019.

The fast track prostate cancer team which won the Working Positively Together prize
The fast track prostate cancer team which won the Working Positively Together prize

Lesley was nominated by a new mother who has been suffering with mental health problems and anxiety over labour due a rare health condition. Lesley supported her nominee throughout her pregnancy, she arranged meeting with other healthcare professionals to ensure that they knew about her health conditions. Lesley attended every consultant appointment and arranged a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit to help conquer her

Lesley’s nominee highlighted that she felt that Lesley had addressed her mental health illness as well as ensuring she had a positive labour and post-natal experience.

Student, Sindie Sigola was highly commended by a patient who was treated on Amazon Ward. Sindie was nominated for the care and compassion she showed to a teenager and their family. The patient said that Sindie inspired them to complete their science GCSE and helped with their mental health recovery.

Caroline Walker, chief executive said: “Our people give us reasons to be proud every day and our annual awards event helps us showcase some of their amazing and humbling stories.

“It was fantastic to be able to bring our staff together to say thank you for the great things they do for our patients.

“I was particularly pleased to honour our Hospital Heroes. This year we received more than 100 nominations from the public for staff across our hospitals. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their stories.

“ We have seen some truly inspirational examples of staff living our values and caring for patients and their families.”

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Anthony Barabas was named Hinchingbrooke’s Hospital Hero 2019 after he helped a patient regain the use of her arm following a stroke.

Among the other winners were the ambulatory care unit at Peterborough City Hospital, which won Team of the Year; the breast cancer team at Peterborough which won the Putting Patients First prize;the fast track prostate service which won the Working Positively Together prize; and the cardiac unit, the maternity inpatients and the Amazon Ward all at Peterborough won crews prizes.

The awards were held at the Holiday Inn Peterborough West on Friday, October 4, and were hosted by Dr Suzy Lishman.

The event was sponsored by some of the trust’s suppliers - Multiplex, Medirest, Progress Health, Mitie, System C, GRAHAM Construction, Althea, Checkmate, Kier and Vivup.

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