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You made a difference - October 2012

03 October 2012
The winners were Jenny Jennings, staff nurse in Dialysis unit and Jenny Sherlock, midwife/team leader in Rosie hospital.

This month 60 nominations were received for a You Made a Difference awards.

Jenny Jennings

Jenny Jennings with her colleaguesJenny joined the Trust in 1998 as a phlebotomist in surgical services. In 2004 she came to dialysis unit as a staff nurse and is in charge for looking after the clinic.
Chairman Jane Ramsey and Interim Chief Executive Dr Karen Castille presented Jenny with the award.

Dr Castille said: "The You Made a Difference awards has been running since March 2009. The scheme really helps us to throw the light on staff who are going that extra mile. Today we are here to celebrate the achievements of one of our individual winners who was chosen out of the 60 nominations."

Ms Ramsey said: "This is my first You Made a Difference presentation and I'm very glad to be here today. I really think this scheme is brilliant and honours the staff who made a difference to patients, relatives and colleagues. Congratulations Jenny and thank you for your hard work and commitment."

Jenny's winning nomination came from staff nurse Silvia Kyun-Yon, who said:

"She is an exceptional role model for all of us. Jenny is the person to ask when you want to clarify any doubts about any clinical or administrative areas. She is excellent and never minds staying extra hours to make sure everything on the shift will go smoothly. "

Nova Quian, ward manager, said: "We are very pleased that Jenny got an award. She is very caring person and patients love her. She won't stop until she gets the right answer. Congratulations Jenny- we are very proud of you. "

 

Jenny Sherlock

Jenny Sherlock accepting her awardJenny trained as a Nurse in Addenbrooke's in 1973 and on qualifying worked in oncology ward. Jenny then qualified as a Midwife in 1978, worked in all areas including community.
Within her role Jenny has set up aqua natal classes and was also instrumental in the opening of the new Midwife Led Birthing unit.
Her winning nomination received from parents who told us:

"This amazing woman deserves an award without a doubt! Jenny was very much present on helping my wife deliver our twin sons back in 2011 who very sadly passed away so very shortly after.

"She has helped us through the hardest time of our lives in being there to talk to even outside her working hours which can only prove her passion for her job but her personality and care she has.

"You have one of the finest midwifes at your hospital and should be very proud of her hence our nomination!"

Collecting her award Jenny said: "I'm really honoured to receive the award, especially since I'm just one of a brilliant team who work extremely hard. Midwifery is very challenging but very satisfying and it's great to be recognised on behalf of everyone here for all of the hard work"

The other nominations for October 2012 were:

Mrs Denise Adnett, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy
for consistently providing an excellent service to the Lewin

Mrs Natashia Antonova, Physiotherapist, Ward G6
for being hard working and motivated and always ready to help

Mrs Linda Bavister, Sister, Oncology Day Unit
for consistently trying to improve the life in the unit for both patients and staff

Dr Richard Benson, Consultant, Oncology
for valuing a patient through active listening and true understanding

Mrs Elizabeth Brinkler, Midwife, Delivery unit
for making a labour and delivery a positive experience through friendliness, calmness and professionalism

Dr Ramesh Bulusu, Consultant, Oncologist Oncology
for demonstrating encouragement and great positivity to a relative

Mr Fernando Calamonte Gallardo, Staff Nurse, A&E
for being aware and gentle when plastering a patient's broken foot

Dr Edward Carr, Foundation House Officer, Ward N2
for demonstrating an excellent listening and communication skill set

Mr Robert Chapman, Operating Department Practitioner, Theatres
for having extraordinary gentleness both with patients and colleagues

Mrs Denise Coombe, Receptionist, Clinical Oncology (2 nominations)
for always smiling and being extremely helpful and for being an asset to the department through excellent customer service

Mrs Jade Cumming, Radiographer, Radiology Dept
for providing reassurance to a patient whenever she had concerns

Mrs Nichola Dix, Medical Secretary, Medicine
for showing support and thanks to your fellow colleagues

Miss Lysa Downing, Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy
for being very caring and providing complete enthusiasm and encouragement to a patient

Mr Peter Ellerton, Nurse, NCCU
for making a difficult time for a relative on NCCU more bearable through a good sense of humour

Mrs Sally Fielding, Staff Nurse, Neurology
for having a wonderful caring and friendly nature at all times

Mrs Sarah Foster, Junior Sister, Ward D2
for being brilliant in all ways of your profession

Mrs Amanda Fuller, Receptionist, Clinic 14
for being helpful, informative and comforting

Miss Nicola Gibson, Staff Nurse, Daphne Ward
for being reliable and continually displaying professionalism and a high standard of care

Miss Katie Goodman, Personal Assistant, Biochemistry (5 nominations)
for consistently providing excellent support to the Training Officers and their placement students

Dr Sundeep Grewal, Specialty Registrar, Vascular
for being caring and attentive and communicating with a patient in a warm, calming and comforting way

Miss Cheryl Hannigan, MDT Co-ordinator, MDT Offices
for embracing the role of Teenage and Young Adult cancer co-ordinator

Dr Susie Harden, Consultant Oncologist, Oncology
for changing the course of a patient's life by thinking outside of the box

Mrs Lucy Hartley, Staff Nurse, Ward L2
for being a positive support and influence on a student nurse

Miss Alessia Joy, Nurse, Ward G4
for excellent customer service

Mrs Ann Kershaw, Consultant Genetic Counsellor, Clinical Genetics
for leading your team with great skill and professionalism over the last decade and a half

Miss Hayley King, Junior Sister, Ward G6
for being very hard working and ready to help colleague and patients as well as visitors

Peter Law, Discharge Co-ordinator, Long Road Services
for approaching patients care needs and social needs in a very thorough, thoughtful and sensible way

Mr Patrick Lebbie, Junior Sister, Ward R2
for making a management placement a fantastic learning opportunity for a student nurse

Mr James Lendrum, Staff Nurse, Ward L2
for providing much needed constructive feedback about performance to a student nurse

Mrs Elizabeth Malubay, Healthcare Assistant, Ward L4
for having a gentle and caring manner which puts people at ease

Miss Hayley Nixon, Staff Nurse, Ward C7
for showing sensitivity and kindness to patient and his wife during the last weeks of his life

Ms Natasha Preston, Ward Assistant, Medirest (4 nominations)
for being proactive when serving meals to patients, for always smiling and communicating effectively with your colleagues and patients, for always being very kind with the patients and always helping them with anything they need, for approaching and communicating with patients in a friendly and respectful manner

Ms Cynthia Prins, Senior Sister, Ward G3
for having a friendly approach and always ready to help staff and patients

Dr Peter John Pugh, Consultant, Heart Clinic Ward K2
for excellent patient care

Miss Francesca Quinn, Healthcare Assistant, Ward G3
for excellent patient care

Mrs Elaine Reid, Specialist Nurse, Respiratory Medicine (2 nominations)
for making each and every patient feel special and cared for, making a stressful procedure for a young adult with cancer go more smoothly

Dr Mahmood Shafi, Consultant Oncologist, Gynaecology Oncology
for delivering excellent patient care

Miss Penny Shipley, Junior Sister, Ward L5 Vascular
for being a great support as a workplace mentor

Ms Panteha Shirazinejad, Biomedical Scientist, Transfusion Lab
for demonstrating extreme efficiency in making an effort to safeguard patient's interest in the busiest hours of the day

Ms Nina Symington, Staff Nurse, PICU x2 nominations
for making a family feel at ease and informed while their daughter received care, and for excellent patient care

Miss Helen Thompson, Practice Development Nurse, Day Surgery Unit
for truly being and 'Angel' in uniform

Miss Michaela Twyford, Quality Assurance Manager, Oncology
for being approachable and great a role model to other managers in the Trust

Dr Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, Consultant, Fracture Clinic 1
for excellent patient care

Miss Rebecca Waudby, Staff Nurse, Ward N3
for demonstrating a strong knowledge of respiratory care to both colleagues and students

Miss Chloe White, Recruitment Advisor, Recruitment
for providing information promptly when needed