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Winners - July - October 2012

The Winners


Best Frontline member of staff

Cheryl Byrne, Housekeeper on Ward 401 – (medicine for the elderly)

Cheryl was nominated by a relative.

 Feedback from the judges:

Cheryl always finds time to listen and chat to patients. The relative who nominated Cheryl said that they noticed she gave the same care to everybody on the ward and showed enormous empathy to both patients and families.

“Cheryl made such a huge difference both to my mother-in-law’s care and peace of mind. She is not only willing to go the extra mile but as many extra miles as are needed and always with unfailing kindness, calm, sensitivity and cheerfulness.”



Best Behind the Scenes member of staff

Grace Pearn, Clinical Team Leader, Physiotherapy LRC


Feedback from the judges:

The judges felt that Grace deserved this award for her contribution to the ‘Family Fun Day’. She set a precedent for the future and ‘Got it Right First Time’.

“Grace is also passionate, tireless and selfless.”


Best Team

Ward 305 – (medicine)


The ward was nominated by a relative.

Feedback from the judges:

The judges said this nomination stood out because of the ward’s commitment to patients above and beyond their call of duty. The staff caring for a patient with profound physical disabilities took the time to get to know him and also spent time talking and listening to him as well as sharing a joke or two with him.

“My husband and I were both so impressed by them, particularly at a time when we are being told that nurses do not have time for the humanitarian side of their job.”



Best Manager

Tracy Orlandi, Head of Occupational Health


Feedback from the judges:

Tracy has single handedly reshaped and re-energised the health and well-being agenda. She personally goes that extra mile – running fitness classes in her own time for staff enhancing their health and motivation.

“Tracy does all of this with an absolute focus on the patient and how a healthier, motivated workforce provide better patient care”