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Winners: June 2017 - July 2017

 In June and July 2017 we received 481 nominations for staff across the Trust from patients, relatives, visitors and staff.




Haydn Devine, Best Frontline POD



Best Frontline

Winner: Haydn Devine, Senior Physiotherapist

Haydn was working on ED when a colleague’s father died. Knowing this would strongly affect the team as well, of course, as the bereaved staff member, Haydn went to support the medicine team with their clinical caseload without being asked. This showed ultimate flexibility to ensure a priority service to patients was maintained in Medicine. 





Liz Dreher, Best Behind the Scenes



Best Inspirational Leader

Winner: Liz Dreher, Senior Nurse, General Theatres

Liz was nominated by a colleague for going above all expectations to resolve a stocking issue which would have resulted in cancelled operations. The equipment was very specialist and had been discontinued by a particular supplier. Liz called various companies and found a suitable alternative product, after looking nationally and internationally. Her hard work, commitment, tenacity and caring attitude avoided 5 operations being cancelled. 





Sharon Smith, Best Inspirational Leader



Best Behind the Scenes Member of Staff

Winner: Sharon Smith, Nurse, SAU

Sharon was nominated by a medical student on placement who was shown how to give a patient a catheter, as required for their course. They said: “Despite it being a busy Friday afternoon and nine hours into her shift, Sharon was willing to teach and supervise me, taking a good 30 minutes to give me one to one teaching and ensuring I felt confident in learning the skill. I can’t stress enough how rare it is as a medical student to be given time like this from a staff member who has many other things to do."





Puffin Ward, Best Team



Best Team


Winner: Puffin Ward

Parents wrote to praise many staff at Royal Derby for the care of their 14 year old son. When he developed severe abdominal pain they were in London and realised the only place they wanted him to be treated was Derby A&E. Following surgery he was on Puffin ward where he was cared for and put at his ease. Student Nurse Amy Leeson reassured their son before the operation and stayed over her shift afterwards to make sure he was settled. The nominators praised many members of the team and said: ‘We felt so secure in the knowledge he was in the very best hands. We had never used your hospital before but had always been told it was the best for children and we were not disappointed.”