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Winners: February - March 2017

Between February and March 2017 391 nominations for our Pride of Derby scheme. Awards were presented at our Public Board meeting in May 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 May 2017, to be congratulated for 'going the extra mile'  for their patients and colleagues.


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Paul Gothard, BF Pride of Derby
Best Frontline member of staff

Winner: Paul Gothard, Staff Nurse, ICU

Paul helped a very poorly patient to go home to play computer games with his son once more before he died. Because of Paul’s approach this gentleman was able to fulfil his dying wish. Judges were overwhelmed by the care, compassion and respect which Paul showed towards this patient and his family. He did the unit proud 

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OT Splint Workshop BT POD
Best Team

Winner: OT Splint Workshop

Our OT splint workshop has been selected as the best team in the Pride of Derby awards, for the care and support provided to a patient who suffered a badly broken arm. The patient said: “Their kindness and care on my weekly visits were the only thing I looked forward to. They are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met, and brilliant at their jobs.” 

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Jane Stanton, BL POD May 2017

Best Inspirational Leader

Winner: Jane Stanton, Registered Nurse, Ward 4

Jane Stanton, a registered nurse on Ward 4 at London Road Community Hospital, was selected as best inspirational leader after a student nurse highlighted her invaluable support during her training. Jane took this student under her wing and helped her thrive during her first year as a student.

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Malcolm Slater, BBS PoD May 2017

Best Behind the Scenes Member of Staff

Winner: Malcolm Slater, Security Officer 

Malcolm Slater has been named best behind the scenes member of staff in our most recent Pride of Derby awards, for the way he dealt with an incident involving a young person who was frightened and confused. He was calming and reassuring and judges said he demonstrated real compassion for the person.