Taking place virtually on Friday March 12, this year’s Doncaster Chamber Awards recognised the achievements of the local NHS, with a section dedicated entirely to the work of health and social care workers.
The annual ceremony, now in its 23rd year included an extra set of awards reserved exclusively for colleagues at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. This portion of the evening was to acknowledge all the outstanding efforts of NHS staff over the past 12 months.
Sponsored by ORB Recruitment, the four new categories were ‘Compassionate Care’, ‘Unsung Hero’, ‘Community Services’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution’- with DBTH picking up three of them.
The nominees were initially selected by colleagues from both organisations, via an open voting process, with a final shortlist picked from these candidates put to another round of voting.
The Compassionate Care award went to Dr Ken Agwuh, director of Infection Prevention and Control, for the steadfast leadership he provided throughout 2020/21.
Helping to coordinate the trust’s ongoing response to the pandemic, he was instrumental in developing all of the behavioural guidance, PPE protocols and general advice for how to minimise the spread of the virus in hospital.
Adam Tingle, senior communications and engagement manager, scooped up the prize for ‘Unsung Hero’.
This was in recognition of the role he took in personally administering DBTH’s internal Facebook group, acting as a reliable font of all knowledge and giving colleagues an open forum through which they could raise their concerns or ask questions.
The Outstanding Contribution award was presented to the entirety of Team DBTH, for continuing to deliver phenomenal patient care in the face of such challenging circumstances.
Trust chairwoman Suzy Brain England said: ‘’This past year, every single member of Team DBTH has made me incredibly proud and they have gone far beyond what we would normally ask of them.’’
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