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Stamford Hospital heroes are recognised for work




The 2018 Hospital Hero chosen by patients at Stamford Hospital was announced in an awards ceremony held on Friday evening.

Staff from Stamford Hospital joined their colleagues from Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals to celebrate their achievements at North West Anglia NHS Trust’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Rob Hughes, chairman of North West Anglia NHS Trust, with long serving staff members Angie O’Sullivan and Su Mansell
Rob Hughes, chairman of North West Anglia NHS Trust, with long serving staff members Angie O’Sullivan and Su Mansell

Lymphoedema nurse specialist Nicola Gregson was named Stamford Hospital Hero 2018 for her hard work raising money and awareness for breast cancer charities. Nicola felt the impact of breast cancer when her mum was diagnosed and was subsequently treated on the ward she worked on.

Nicola now also works bank shifts at Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice and holds regular coffee and cream tea events in her own home, so she can give something back for the care her mum
received.

Caroline Walker, chief executive at North West Anglia NHS Trust, said: “Our staff give us reasons to be proud every day and this event helped showcase that fact. It was fantastic to be able to bring all our staff together to say thank you for the great things they do for our patients.

“I was particularly pleased to honour our Stamford Hospital staff. We received lots of nominations for other Stamford staff and showcased them all on the night.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate. Some of the stories of the level of care given completely blew our judging panel away.”

The Hospital Heroes for Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals were also announced on the night. They were:

l Peterborough City Hospital Hero 2018 – Disability Nurse Advisor, Sue Overson

l Hinchingbrooke Hospital Hero 2018 – Consultant Erika Manzo

On the same night, Su Mansell, deputy sister on Greenwood Ward, also picked up a special award for being the longest serving staff member at Stamford Hospital.

The awards ceremony was held at the Marriott Hotel, Peterborough on Friday last week and was hosted by Heart FM host Kev Lawrence.



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