CWP Recognition Awards: Celebrating our Workforce

31 October 2017


On Thursday 26 October, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) hosted its inaugural CWP Recognition Awards at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall. 

As well as the awards presented to staff, there was also some fantastic live entertainment on show, as part of a wonderful evening. One performance was by Paul Mcgee (aka the SUMO guy) who provided his unique brand of “Mancunian motivation” whilst invigorating the audience. His one hour show was full of laughs and insight. He encouraged the audience to “Seize the day” and advised that “Seeking support is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of wisdom.” 

Those in attendance were also treated to a musical performance by the Cheshire branch of the national Rock Choir, who displayed their unique versions of songs such as Uptown Girl by Billy Joel and Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.

A fantastic occasion, the event aimed to give well-deserved acclaim to members of staff who had gone above and beyond in their provision of care for our service users. It was also a way of the Trust saying thank you to staff for their incredible hard work over the last year. The awards ceremony also sought to give an extra special thanks to those staff members who had given extraordinary long service, not just to CWP but to the NHS as a whole. 
Our full list of worthy winners were:
  • Going the Extra Mile Individual Award – Carrie Chester, Community Clinical Support Worker
  • Going the Extra Mile Team Award – Central and East Home Treatment Team, Community Support Workers
  • Excellence in Support Patient Care – Terry Beavon, Ward Clerk, Ancora House
  • Excellence in Patient Care – Wirral Homeless Team
  • Outstanding Contribution to Communities – Trafford Community Learning Disabilities Team.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Research and Development – Dr Andrew Boardman, Consultant Psychiatrist.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Leadership – Linda Johnstone, Lead Nurse and Clinical Director, Central and East.

CWP chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, was thrilled with proceedings. 

She said, “I was delighted to attend our awards night, along with so many people who really do make CWP what it is. I’m incredibly proud to be Chief Executive of an organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do, providing person-centred care to our service users.  

These awards were just one way to recognise and celebrate the people who provide and support the provision of that care. I would especially like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supports CWP, through their work, involvement or volunteering.”

We would like to congratulate all of our winners, shortlisted entries and nominees for all of their outstanding contributions to CWP in the last year.
Did you attend the CWP Recognition Awards? If so, we want your feedback! Please fill out this short survey to tell us what you thought about this first-time event, and how you think that we can improve it. The survey is available here.
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