MENTORS and educators from across the Trust were recognised for their efforts at a special event.
The Trust has a number of mentors and educators around the organisation who work with Practice Education Facilitators to oversee students and new members of staff to help their development and support them through their studies and formative years.
To recognise their support students are asked to nominate their mentors and educators for special awards with a now annual presentation event.
Jane Meek, Deputy Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, opened the event.
She said: “The Trust has a commitment to develop and support its own workforce and as mentors you play a massive part in this. No matter what your role is we are here to say thank you to you for developing staff.
“This event is to recognise all you do for our students.”
The awards introduced ‘Mentor of the Year’, ‘Clinical Area of the Year ’and ‘Educator of the Year award’ to represent each division. The categories were named to highlight the varied roles and areas within the Trust who are offering excellent support to students. Allied health professionals along with nurses were nominated by students who believe their mentors go above and beyond.
Practice Education Facilitator, Zoe Hallett, said at the event: “We want to thank you for your patience, hard work and understanding. This event is a celebration of what you do to develop our workforce of the future.
“It’s important to recognise the ongoing work of our staff who act as mentors and educators. We need to encourage more people to train as health professions and it’s important to see the importance they have through leading by example and supporting our less experienced staff.’’
The event was kindly sponsored by Unite who provided the trophies and vouchers for the winners.