Recognition Awards 2018- Winners Announced

08 June 2018

Yesterday at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, over 200 of our dedicated workforce joined together in a festival of celebration of our collective achievements.

The second ever CWP Recognition Awards was a great success, with a whole host of prizes handed out in a number of different categories. Additionally, we paid tribute to some of our brightest learners at CWP. Finally, we fittingly honoured some of our long serving members of staff, who have completed 20, 30, 40 and, incredibly, 50 years of service to the NHS!

Entertainment was provided by Stephanie Fairhurst of CHIMP management, who gave a rousing presentation to really get people into the spirit of the occasion. Her presentation followed a welcome to the event by our chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, who praised the hard work, caring nature and dedication of #TeamCWP.

After this, the business of handing out prizes and honouring all of our nominees began. The full list of winners and categories were:

  • Going the Extra Mile Award 2018 – Samantha Gillett, Team Secretary, Vale House
  • Excellence in patient care: Carron Pygott and Steve Lee, Adult Safeguarding
  • Excellence in supporting patient care: Lorraine van Sluis, Voluntary Services Lead
  • Outstanding contribution to volunteering: Kirsty Walker
  • Outstanding contribution to our communities: Broxton Community Care Team
  • Outstanding contribution to research, development and innovation: Professor Taj Nathan
  • Outstanding contribution to leadership: Jasmeen Islam, Deputy Chief Pharmacist
  • Apprentice of the Year: David MacDonald, Apprentice People Information Assistant
  • Director of Nursing, Therapies and Patient Partnership - Student of the Year: Allison Reed, trainee nurse associate
  • Mentor of the Year: Helen Irvine, Clinical Lead, Wallasey and West Wirral Community Mental Health Team
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Professor Vimal Sharma, contribution to research, development and innovation.

Carron Pygott and Steve Lee from the Adult Safeguarding Team won the Excellence in Patient Care Award.  Carron said: “Winning was a complete surprise, it was a really strong category. But to win it on behalf of the adults team and the safeguarding team it’s absolutely amazing, I’m really pleased and really happy.”

David MacDonald, Apprentice People Information Assistant, Winner of Apprentice of the Year said: “It felt absolutely amazing just be nominated, but obviously to be shortlisted and then to win is just incredible. I was really excited by the opportunity to come and work at the Trust, but also to update my learning at the same time and to gain some new qualifications whilst working on the job.  I’m really happy and enjoying my apprenticeship and I’m looking forward to my career at CWP.” 

Jasmeen Islam, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, winner of outstanding contribution to leadership, said: “I am absolutely blown away as I didn’t expect this.  I feel so privileged to work with such a great team in an exceptionally inspiring organisation.  I love working here at CWP and this award and the uplifting sentiments mean a lot to me.  Thank you to everyone who very kindly nominated me and for the panel for selecting me. I am very touched, really grateful and feel very honoured to receive the award."

The decision to hold the awards earlier this year was made after some great feedback received by our Organisational Development team, following our October event in 2017.

Once again, we would like to congratulate all of our winners and nominees from our workforce. The now-annual celebration continues to grow and we are already looking forward to our 2019 CWP Recognition Awards next year! 

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