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Winners: November 12 - March 13

Between November 12 and March 13 a total of 156  nominations were made, all of which received a personalised certificate from chief executive, Sue James.

On 19 March 2013  the overall winners were recognised in the Pride of Derby awards presentation, for going the extra mile for their patients and colleagues.


Pride of Derby - Frontline winner, Pat Fox
Frontline winner, Pat Fox
Best frontline member of staff

Winner: Pat Fox, Senior Sister, Ward 406

  • Pat was nominated by a visitor and several colleagues in recognition of her leadership in delivering a high standard of care on her ward.
  • It is clear that her warm and empathetic personality is reflected within her leadership style, which clearly helps patients to feel safe and valued.
  • The judges particularly liked how Pat was a true role model for her team inspiring them to follow in her footsteps to lead a ward.


Pride of Derby - Behind the scenes winner, Sheila Harris
Behind the scenes winner, Sheila Harris
Best behind the scenes member of staff

Winner: Shelia Harris, Medical Secretary, Hepatology

  • Shelia clearly demonstrates going the extra mile, showing a high level of commitment to her role and her patients.
  • Her passion and personality ensures she delivers fantastic customer care.
  • Sheila demonstrates a professional service that is personalised to the patient and the care is so genuine that patients feel she is both a friend and someone special in their lives.
  • A true role model of our values.

Pride of Derby - Best team winner, ICU
Pride of Derby - Best team winner, ICU
Best Team

Winner: Intensive Care Unit

  • This nomination stood out for the team's commitment to patients above and beyond their call of duty.
  • The nomination commended the team for their professionalism, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness and that they were “amazing people”.
  • The judges felt the team deserved recognition for the excellent service you deliver in the hospital and the empathy you show your patients and their visitors.

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