Trust’s Celebrating Success Awards shortlist announced

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Our Celebrating Success judging panel has announced this year’s shortlist after working its way through a record number of excellent nominations.

This year again broke all records with more than 450 entries in the eight categories that were open to nominations.

The Gazette’s Patients’ Award attracted the largest number of entries with 147 nominations received from our patients.

This is a record-breaking number and we are delighted that so many people who have received treatment from us have taken the time to commend both clinical and non-clinical staff.

Due to the high standard of nominations in many of the categories, the decisions were incredibly tight with a number of nominations deserving recognition.

This left the panel with an unenviable task of trying to formulate a shortlist, but it was inspiring to read the stories of staff that had gone the extra mile or transformed services for the benefit of all our patients.

We would like to thank every person or team nominated, but special congratulations must go to those mentioned below who shone through to make the shortlist.


Our judging panel at work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

This year’s Judging Panel consisted of:

Chairman Ian Johnson, Chief Executive (Interim) Wendy Swift, Public Governor Camilla Hardy, Director of Operations Pat Oliver, Staff Side representative Karen Harte, Chairman of Radio Wave John Barnett and The Gazette’s Health Writer, Mike Holmes.

The shortlist, in alphabetical order, is:


Clinical Team of the Year

CT Department

Early Supported Discharge

Emergency Department


Non-Clinical Team of the Year


Corporate Bench and e-Rostering team

Patient Tracker Team


Radio Wave’s Unsung Hero

Adam Dugdale

Natalie Davidson

Sharon Vickers and Sharon Ellis


Innovation and Service Improvement Award

Alex Murphy

Extensive Care Service

Fylde and Wyre Falls Car


Together We Care Award

Anthony Freestone

Dr Peter Hayes

Specialist Continence Service and Home Delivery Team


Employee of the Year Award

Gill West

Rachel Ebert

Venu Kollipara


Weightmans’ Golden Heart Award

Mr Andrew Duncan

Paul Tilling

Ruth Boardman and Rena Shanahan


The Gazette’s Patients’ Award

District Nursing Team, Lytham

Mr Jawad Islam

Ward 7 (now part of Ward 15B)


The winners will be announced at the Celebrating Success Awards on Friday November 25, 2016, at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. This event is entirely funded by our kind sponsors.


The winner of the Chairman’s Award category will be announced on the night.


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