The finest staff at Worthing Hospital were among those honoured at last night’s (Thursday June 13th) Staff Achievement and Recognition (STAR) awards held at Fontwell racecourse.
It was the fourth such awards ceremony held by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust with 180 nominations received asking for Trust staff to be recognised for their skill, their compassion and their commitment.
Among those at Worthing Hospital honoured were:
Winner of the Caring for Patients category: Dr Adrian Richardson who specialises in elderly medicine with a “crystal clear” focus on the needs of frail and vulnerable patients.
Winner of the Ambition category : Anna Marioni, a physiotherapist for elderly care, who brings “care and compassion in abundance” to her job.
Among the winners and runners-up were staff working in every area of Worthing Hospital – frontline nurses and doctors, healthcare assistants, housekeepers, IT managers and pharmacy staff, to name just a few.
Trust Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths said: “Most of the people receiving these awards do utterly amazing things every day, but the idea that they should get an award wouldn’t occur to them for a second.
“Time and again I hear our nominees say that they are ‘just doing their job’, but these awards recognise those people who do so much more than can be expected of them, and who deliver something exceptional as if it is the most normal thing in the world.
“I love being involved in the awards because they recognise people who save lives, who care for people when they are vulnerable, and who are prepared to do whatever they can to support their colleagues – in short, the best of the NHS.”
Pictured: Anna Marioni receiving her award.