Retford: ‘Outstanding’ healthcare workers shine at trust awards

The Tissue Visibility team, based in Retford, landed the 'best team of the year' award
The Tissue Visibility team, based in Retford, landed the 'best team of the year' award

Awards were presented to Notts healthcare workers from Retford and Rampton Hospital at the’ OSCARS’ Trust awards on Thursday 13th March.

The ‘Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme’ (OSCARS) awards were held at the Belfry Hotel in Nottingham.

Amongst the individuals and teams to receive accolades was Deborah Carragher, an occupational therapy technical instructor based at Amelia Court in Retford.

Deborah took the ‘unsung hero’ award home after using her spare time to support the running of a football club for children with additional needs in Bassetlaw.

Marlene, a carer at Rampton Hospital for many years was named ‘non-clinical unsung hero’ for her excellent standards of patient care.

Dr Mike Harris, executive director for forensic services at Rampton hospital, won the ‘lifetime achievement award’ for his contributions to the forensic services division.

He was also praised for his exceptional empathy and compassion when dealing with patients and staff alike.

The tissue viability team, based at Amelia Court, Retford, won the ‘team of the year’ group award after playing a pivotal role in dramatically reducing avoidable ‘pressure ulcers’ across their division.

They also worked with different frontline clinical teams to raise patients’ and carers’ understanding of prevention.

Professor Mike Cooke, chief executive of Notts healthcare, spoke of the importance of rewarding staff during times of public sector cuts. He said: “We are delighted to see that the appetite for encouraging and rewarding our staff continues unabated.”

“Our very sincere thanks go to all the sponsors who make this event possible.”

“We believe at times of public sector cut backs like this, it is even more important to recognise and thank our staff and volunteers for the tremendous contribution they make.”

“Their hard work is truly valued and makes a real difference to everyone who uses our services.”