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Winners: April - May 14

Between April and May a total of 478 nominations were made, all of which received a personalised certificate from chief executive, Sue James.

On 1 July  the overall winners were recognised in the Pride of Derby awards presentation, for going the extra mile for their patients and colleagues.


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Vicki Yates, Best Frontline member of staff
Best Frontline winner, Vicki Yates
Best frontline member of staff

Winner: Vicki Yates, Acute Pain Nurse, Acute Pain Team

Vicki was felt to have demonstrated both the physical and emotional aspects of caring, and that she had an holistic approach towards the patient's care.

Vicki shone by taking into consideration the patient’s family situation, she involved the patient’s son in taking care of them to give reassurance to both of them.

The empathy shown towards all patients shone throughout this nomination.


Best Behind the Scenes winner, Andrea Shaw
Best Behind the Scenes winner, Andrea Shaw
Best behind the scenes member of staff

Winner: Andrea Shaw, Transport & Sustainability Officer, Facilities Management

The judges felt Andrea had shown great dedication in her role of ensuring both patients and staff are able to travel effectively to both hospital sites, encouraging a healthy lifestyle which is affordable.

It was felt she was a shining example of what can be done behind the scenes to both patients and staff.

Maternity/Neonatal Best Team
Best Team Maternity and Neonatal

Best Team

Winner: Maternity and Neonatal Teams

The judges were impressed by the patient's touching story in which they highlighted their whole Maternity team including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Each team played a part in this patient's journey, which clearly shone through in their nomination.

The patient received outstanding care and professionalism throughout their journey, and said "the kindness and care were overwhelming". 


Best Inspirational Leader - Emma Vallis
Best Inspirational Leader - Emma Vallis
Inspirational Leader

Winner: Emma Vallis


The judges felt Emma showed great resilience in overcoming multiple obstacle whilst still maintaining professional and compassionate care.

She leads her team with drive and motivation and is looked up to by staff.



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