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Winners: December 2016 - January 2017

Between December 2016 and January 2017 496 nominations for our Pride of Derby scheme. Awards were presented at our Public Board meeting in March 2017 by Gavin Boyle, our Chief Executive and John Rivers, our Chairman.

The overall winners were invited to the Pride of Derby awards presentation at the Public Board in March 2017, to be congratulated for 'going the extra mile'  for their patients and colleagues.


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Paul Morrell Best Frontline Pride of Derby
Best Frontline member of staff

Winner: Paul Morrell, Staff Nurse, Puffin Ward

Paul was nominated by nine nominees, patients and relatives for his friendly approach to children and young people and the kindness, sense of fun and dedication he brings to his role. Judges said that his kind, caring, compassionate and excellent communications with children and young people was a welcome ray of sunshine. 

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A&E Therapy Team
Best Team

Winner: A&E Therapy Team

The team were nominated for showing great dedication to their patients during seasonal pressures, maintaining a fast and busy service under great demand, and with great pride.

Judges were impressed at how the team had come together to support seasonal pressures, taking a positive, professional approach and gelling as a team. They had welcomed new team members and really got out there, addressing the needs of other specialisms. Team working at its finest!

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Crystal Coe, Best Inspirational Leader

Best Inspirational Leader

Winner: Crystal Coe, Sister, Ward 307

Crystal was nominated by a student nurse in their final year who praised her for offering so much support to newly qualified staff members, saying: “Crystal embodies the best aspects of the NMC Code of conduct, making the care and safety of people her first concern. She has been a role model for myself and other students who have been lucky enough to work with her.”

Judges felt that Crystal clearly took an interest in the next generation, mentoring and coaching, while making the ward run smoothly and showing a real interest in supporting staff members emotionally. She showed great care across the ward, while putting patients first and developing her staff. 

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Ken Guy, Best Behind the Scenes

Best Behind the Scenes Member of Staff

Winner: Ken Guy, Volunteer

Ken was nominated for the consistency with which he does his job and the impact that he creates with his warm welcome and active approach in looking out for people to assist. He was praised for radiating our CARE values.

Judges chose Ken because they felt that he always takes the time to say 'hello' and make others feel as if he knows them personally. His consistent warmth, care and eye contact were praised.