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Award trophy

Trust’s Proud to Care winners

Monday March 31, 2014

The best nursing care from across Sussex and Surrey was on show at the 2014 Proud to Care awards, and staff from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took a starring role.

Trust staff took three awards, and seven runners-up spots at the high-profile awards ceremony, recognising their tremendous work for their patients. They were up against the very best staff from hospitals, community teams, GP practices and care homes from across the two counties.

  Our winners:
Michelle Harris Michelle Harris, Sister, St Richard’s – Individual Courage Award.Michelle was nominated for her determination to see that frail patients were helped to get the nutrition they needed. She worked with colleagues to introduce use ice cream smoothies to help patients eat nutritional yoghurts, and to help spread the idea around the Trust.
 Sarah Randall Sarah Randall, lung cancer specialist nurse, Worthing – Individual Competence Award.Sarah was nominated for her dynamism and hard work, her skill in running clinics which meet patient needs, and the respect she receives from oncology specialists.
 Botolphs ward team Botolphs Ward Nursing Team, Worthing – Team Commitment Award.The team was recognised for their work to implement national guidelines to support stroke patients to get the right treatment, and effective care. Their commitment to keeping relatives and carers informed was noted, as was their continual efforts to improve what they do.


The Trust’s runners-up were:

  • Fernhurst Haematology Unit Nursing Team at St Richard’s (Public Choice Award)
  • Acute Oncology Team, Trust-wide (Communication Award)
  • Tangmere Ward Team at St Richard’s (Communication Award)
  • Janice White, Labour Ward Co-ordinator at St Richard’s (Compassion Award)
  • Palliative Care Team, Trust-wide (Compassion Award)
  • Kim Cheetham, Matron at Worthing (Competence Award)
  • Midwifery Patient Safety Team, Trust-wide (Competence Award)

This was the second Proud to Care award ceremony. Last year’s inaugural event was limited only to staff working in Sussex, but for 2014 that was extended to include Surrey instead.

The keynote speaker at the event, on Friday 28 March, was England’s Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings.


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