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Winners: June - July 2015

Between June and July 572 nominations were made, all of which received a personalised certificate from our chief executive, Sue James.

In early July  the overall winners were invited to the Pride of Derby awards presentation, to be congratulated for
'going the extra mile'  for their patients and colleagues.


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Anthony Rygucki
Best Frontline member of staff

Winner: Anthony Rygucki, Charge Nurse, Ward 404 – Respiratory Medicine

Anthony was nominated by a doctor for spotting that a patient needed further attention prior to discharge. The doctor felt that without Anthony’s vigilance the patient could have lost his hand. The medical team felt that Anthony’s level of clinical awareness deserved recognition.  

Judges chose Anthony as the best frontline employee because they felt that his quick action and awareness of the serious nature of the situation was a good 
example of how a member of the Multi Disciplinary Team, outside of doctors, can make a huge difference to patient outcomes.

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Chris Thomas presentation
Best Behind the Scenes member of staff

Winner: Chris Thomas, MDT Coordinator

Chris Thomas’ award was accepted by colleagues from his department as he has recently joined another Trust. Chris is delighted to have won.

Colleagues had nominated Chris because he had created a template to help make a long process short and simple, assisting service managers and consultants to track details of cancer patients. This has saved other colleagues in the department hours of work each week. Chris dedicated himself to the project and sat with coordinators to show them how to use the template. 

Judges chose Chris because he had clearly used his own time and initiative to solve an issue which had been a problem for the whole team. As a result, he has enhanced service delivery for cancer tracking time.

Nightingale Macmillan Unit


Best Team

Winner: Nightingale Macmillan Unit

The team were nominated by a patient for looking after their relative in the last two weeks of his life and for the care and attention they gave. Judges chose the team because they really demonstrated the over and above care at the end of life, finding the time to put in place several meaningful gestures that were greatly valued by the family.

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Carolyn Langrick
Best Inspirational Leader

Winner: Carolyn Langrick, Matron, Maternity 

Carolyn was chosen as the winner because she had taken the time to get to know her staff as people, as well as simply what they could do in their roles. By supporting them she gets the best out of them, both personally and professionally. One of the colleagues nominating Carolyn said: “She is always approachable, flexible and understanding. She has been the most supportive manager I have ever had."


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