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You made a difference

This award aims to reward and recognise individual staff members who have 'made a difference' to patients, visitors or colleagues.

The fantastic staff on D6 proudly stand with their award with CUH Chair Mike More and CEO Roland SinkerThe fantastic staff on D6 proudly stand with their award with CUH Chair Mike More and CEO Roland Sinker

You Made a Difference team award - June

Ward D6 won the quarterly You Made a Difference team award after receiving three nominations for the “high standard of care” and “professionalism” they provide for their patients.

Claire stands proudly with her second YMAD award in front of colleagues and Alyx Elliott (centre), who nominated her for the award

You Made a Difference awards - June

Two members of staff were picked out as June’s You Made a Difference awards after receiving outstanding nominations for the way they treated patients in difficult circumstances.

Nicola Morgan stands proudly with her You Made a Difference award in front of colleaguersBen Uttenthal receives his You Made a Differance cake from CUH Chair Mike More

You Made a Difference winners - May 2017

Nicola Morgan, a ward clerk on our neuro critical care unit (NCCU), received an outstanding four nominations for her can-do attitude and the compassion she shows when dealing with traumatic situations on the ward.

Joanne Fox receives her You Made a Difference award from Chief Executive Roland Sinker

You Made a Difference - April

Poppy Howe was picked out for a You Made a Difference for April after receiving an amazing five nominations for an innovative project to ease the anxiety of children undergoing radiotherapy.

Olive Pagulayan receives her You Made a Difference award from CEO Roland Sinker and Chair Mike More

You Made a Difference awards - March

A member of the contact centre team who came to the aid of a diabetic patient and their carer was picked out as one of two winners of March’s You Made a Difference award.

CUH Chair Mike More (left) and CEO Roland Sinker with the team on M4, the winners of the You Made a Difference team award

You Made a Difference team award - February

The team on M4 scooped the quarterly You Made a Difference team award for the “patience, kindness, attitude, cheerfulness and expertise” they showed to a patient who had a six-week stay on the ward.

You Made a Difference winner Vickie Jones with colleagues You Made a Difference winner Yuya Jakai with colleagues

You Made a Difference awards - February

A nurse who has been instrumental in helping overseas nurses to settle at CUH was the popular winner for February’s You Made a Difference award.

Chris Adcock receives his award from CEO Roland Sinker and Chair Mike MoreMichelle Whiffen stands proudly in front of her colleagues with her You Made a Difference award

You Made a Difference awards - January 2017

An acute medicine consultant described as ‘outstanding and exemplar’ and a receptionist who has made a big impact in a short space of time were January’s winners of the You Made a Difference awards.

Hayley King stands proudly with her You Made a Difference award in front of colleagues from G4 and Division CLisa Smith receives her award from Chair Mike More and CEO Roland Sinker

You Made a Difference awards - December

A junior sister who is a “great team player” on an elderly ward and a dedicated domestic on a maternity ward were the deserved winners of the You Made a Difference awards for December.

Andy Bailey in front of his colleagues in the Emergency DepartmentCUH CEO Roland Sinker presents the You Made a Difference award Helen Pascual

You Made a Difference awards - November

A proactive member of the operations team in the emergency department and a nurse who reassured a relative with a transatlantic phone call were the winners of the You Made a Difference awards for November.

Joanne Tod, winner of October's You Made a Difference award, with her colleaguesRajan Arora with his You Made a Difference

You Made a Difference awards - October

Dr Joanne Tod received a You Made a Difference award for the month of October for the compassionate way she supported a dying patient and his family.

CEO Roland Sinker, Amy Chapman and Chair Mike More

You Made a Difference awards - September

Amy Chapman, a youth support co-ordinator for cancer, was picked out of 117 nominations for the month of September for leading and delivering on a number of projects that have made a difference to young people living with cancer.

Andy Read stands proudly with his You Made a Difference award Vicky Carr receives her award from CUH CEO Roland Sinker in front of her colleagues

You Made a Difference winners - August

Andy Read, a development mechanical craftsman, and senior sister Vicky Carr were the winners of August’s You Made a Difference award.

Mick Pilling receives his award from CUH CEO Roland Sinker

You Made a Difference award - July

An inspirational staff member who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer has been awarded the You Made a Difference award for his dedication at work - and his charity fundraising which he continues to do throughout his treatment.

Jodie Langley stands proudly with her You Made a Difference award in front of colleaguesGregg Barham with his You Made a Difference award

You Made a Difference award - June

Jodie Langley, a paediatric waiting list co-ordinator, was picked out as the winner of June’s You Made a Difference award after a glowing nomination from the parents of a child who was treated at CUH.

Terrie Drummond stands proudly with her award in front of her colleagues in the Clinical Education Support and Research TeamLindsey Brecken receives her award from CUH Chair Jane Ramsey and CEO Roland Sinker

You Made a Difference awards - May

A student nurse who is demonstrating incredible levels of compassion and a senior nurse who has overseen the roll-out of the new revalidation* process for nurses and midwives were recognised with 'You Made a Difference' awards for May.

Samantha Petty stands proudly with her You Made a Difference in front of her colleagues

You Made a Difference awards - April

Samantha Petty, a physiotherapist in critical care, and clinical scientist Stephen MacDonald were the very deserving winners of April’s You Made a Difference awards.

Rebecca O’Shaunghnessy with her You Made a Difference award Rebecca O’Shaunghnessy with director of workforce David Wherrett and our Chair Jane Ramsey

You Made a Difference winners - March

Rebecca O’Shaunghnessy was picked out from 63 nominations for March’s You Made a Difference award for her ‘energy, drive and enthusiasm’ in a successful flu campaign.

Laura Wilton-Cox receives her award from CUH CEO Roland SinkerSimon Dawkins with his colleagues in the Medical Equipment Library

You Made a Difference winners - February

February’s You Made a Difference awards were given to a nurse who has excelled since stepping up to be a senior sister and to the head of the Trust’s medical equipment library service.

Aimi Day with her colleagues in the Emergency DepartmentAimi Day [centre] with CEO Roland Sinker and Chair Jane Ramsey

You Made a Difference awards - January

Aimi Day was recognised with a You Made a Difference award for January for her hard work and the support she provides to her colleagues in the Emergency Department, exemplified by a kind gesture during the Christmas period.

J3, the team award winners of You Made a Difference

You Made a Difference team award winners - December 2015

The You Made a Difference team award for the final quarter of the 2015 went to ward J3 for their sterling work and dedication.

Charlotte Foster proudly holds her awards in front of her colleagues

You Made a Difference awards - December

Ward sister Charlotte Foster’s leadership skills on C6 were recognised with a You Made a Difference awards for December, while healthcare assistant Lee Edwards picked up his November award at the presentation.

Clare Freer with CUH Chair Jane Ramsey and CEO Roland SinkerClare Freer with consultants Mark Evans, Vishakha Bansiya and Tony Coll

You Made a Difference award - November

CEO Roland Sinker presented his first You Made a Difference award yesterday alongside our Chair Jane Ramsey and there was a deserved winner in FY1 doctor Clare Freer, who is predicted to have a bright future by a senior consultant.

‘You Made A Difference’ award winners – October 2015

Radiology/x-ray courier Martin Henry and midwifery sister Marion Daines were picked out from a strong entry for October’s ‘You Made A Difference’ awards for going above and beyond the call of duty in extremely challenging circumstances.

'You Made A Difference' award winners - September 2015

The herculean efforts of the Estates and Facilities team in dealing with the flooding which hit CUH on 17 July were recognised at this month’s You Made a Difference awards as they scooped the quarterly team prize.

Karen Thomson and deputy chief nurse Sharon McNallyLuc and Eleanor Giraud

'You Made A Difference' award winners - August 2015

Learning disabilities specialist nurse Karen Thomson and health care assistant Luc Giraud were picked as the winners for August’s You Made a Difference awards.

‘You Made a Difference’ awards – July 2015

Pathologist Kieren Allinson and staff nurse Ellie Gosbee were chosen as the winners of CUH’s ‘You Made a Difference’ awards from a strong entry for July.

'You Made a Difference' awards - June 2015

More than 50 entries were put forward for this month's 'You Made A Difference Awards' at Cambridge University Hospitals which have been running since March 2009, while we received 40 for our quarterly team award.

You Made a Difference awards - May 2015

More than 80 entries were put forward for this month's 'You Made A Difference Awards' at Cambridge University Hospitals which have been running since March 2009.

You Made a Difference - April 2015

There were an amazing 68 nominations put forward for April’s ‘You Made a Difference’ award.

You made a difference staff awards – March 2015

More than 90 entries were put forward for this month's 'You Made A Difference Awards' at Cambridge University Hospitals which have been running since March 2009.

Paul HowellsMalcolm Brown

You made a difference staff awards – February 2015

Congratulations to February's winners.

You made a difference staff awards – January 2015

2015 kicks off with the next round of ‘You Made A Difference Awards’ at Cambridge University Hospitals.

You made a difference staff awards – December

The winners of the final You Made a Difference awards for 2014 have been announced, as well as the overall annual winner.

You made a difference staff awards – November

Octobers ‘You made A difference awards’ have been announced

You made a difference staff awards – October

Octobers ‘You made A difference awards’ have been announced

You made a difference staff awards – September

September’s ‘You Made A Difference Awards’ has a double award winner

You made a difference staff awards – September

September’s ‘You Made A Difference Awards’ has a double award winner

You made a difference staff awards – August

The You Made a Difference awards for August have been announced.

You made a difference staff awards – July

You Made a Difference award for July have been announced.

Charlie ClarkSue Frew

You made a difference staff awards – June 2014

You Made a Difference award for June have been announced.

You made a difference staff awards – May 2014

You Made a Difference award for May have been announced.

You made a difference staff and team awards – April 2014

You Made a Difference award for April have been announced.

You made a difference staff awards – March 2014

You Made a Difference award for March have been announced.

You made a difference staff awards – February 2014

Baby bereavement specialist shines the light of hope at The Rosie Maternity Hospital

Gemma WicksSue Williams

You made a difference staff awards – January 2014

As 2014 kicks off, 82 nominations were considered for January’s You Made a Difference staff award. This month’s winners were Gemma Wicks, occupational therapist and Sue Williams, bank nurse.

Ben Fleming with award

You made a difference staff awards – December 2013

This month 65 nominations were considered for the You Made a Difference staff award. The winners were Ben Fleming, Healthcare Assistant; Jane Hollis, Lupus Specialist Nurse; and the Ward C6 catering team.

Emma with her award, colleagues and CEO Keith McNeil (centre back)Susan (right) receiving her award from Chair, Jane Ramsey

You made a difference staff awards – November 2013

This month 64 nominations were considered for the You Made a Difference staff award. The winners were Emma Warner, Haemophilia Nurse Specialist and Susan Watts, Patient Services Administrator

Paul Gaskell receiving his awardLitza Vera

You made a difference staff awards – October 2013

This month, 63 nominations were considered for the you made a difference staff award. The winners were Paul Gaskell, X-ray courier, radiology and Dr Litza Vera, Specialty Registrar, General Medicine

You made a difference staff awards – September 2013

This month there were 60 nominations considered for the monthly award. The individual winners were nursery nurse, Patricia Lloyd Ruck and consultant, Dr Catherine Hayhurst.

Daniel Rodgers with CEO Keith McNeil and Chair of CUH, Jane Ramsey

You made a difference – August 2013

This month, 54 nominations were considered for the You Made a Difference staff award. The winners were Daniel Rodgers, biomedical support worker, and Dr Nigel Burrows, consultant dermatologist.

Nicola Atkin with some of the gastroenterology team

You made a difference staff awards – July 2013

This month 64 nominations were considered for the You Made a Difference staff award. The winners were Nicola Atkin, gastro support secretary, and Andy Dalby, courtesy bus driver

Sandra Gent with the Breast Unit teamFliss Mansfield celebrates her award

You made a difference staff awards – June 2013

This month there were 45 nominations for the award. The winners were Fliss Mansfield, admin officer in estates, and Sandra Gent, clinic orderly in the Cambridge Breast Unit.

Alison Wray with the chair and CEOCaroline Gilbert with clinic colleagues

You made a difference staff awards – May 2013

This month, 47 nominations were received for the You Made a Difference awards. The winners were Alison Wray, transplant coordinator, and Caroline Gilbert, clinic 2A secretary/PA

Danial DashtiAnne and her Medirest colleagues

You made a difference staff awards – April 2013

This month 56 nominations were received for the You Made a Difference staff awards. The winners were Anne Woollard, housekeeper, and Danial Dashti, recovery support worker.

Sarah DonaldPaul Topham

You made a difference staff awards – March 2013

A dietitian specialising in diabetes and a car park marshall are the winners of this month’s You Made a Difference staff awards at Cambridge University Hospitals.

Lee & Kim Bennett with her parentsMercedes with histopathology staff

You made a difference - February 2013

The winners this month are Kim Bennett, colorectal nurse and Dr Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, lead histopathologist for breast cancer

Judith Brammer with her colleagues and patientsMegan Pedersen collecting the award

You made a difference - January 2013

The winners were Judith Brammar, hospital play specialist and Megan Pedersen, receptionist/ Elsworth house warden.

Robert Hill collecting his awardDr Tobias Janowitz with his colleagues

You made a difference - December 2012

The winners were Robert Hill, medical records clerk and Dr Tobias Janowitz, specialty registrar.

Jade Robinson with her colleagues

You made a difference - November 2012

The winners were Jade Robinson, resident pharmacist and Sebastian Starling, booking coordinator.

Jenny Jennings with her colleaguesJenny Sherlock accepting her award

You made a difference - October 2012

The winners were Jenny Jennings, staff nurse in Dialysis unit and Jenny Sherlock, midwife/team leader in Rosie hospital.

Helen HowardKristen Howard

You made a difference - September 2012

The winners were Helen Howard, houskeeper in ward R2 and Kristen Howard, senior project manager in estates and facilities.