Yesterday, Monday 28th March 2022, the Health Board held the first Staff Recognition Awards since before the Covid-19 Pandemic began.
Postponed from December 2021, the event- which usually sees colleagues from across the Health Board gathering to celebrate each other’s achievements at the Christchurch Centre in Newport- was held virtually for the very first time.
Despite the alternative setting, the purpose and ethos of the event remained the same- celebrating the hard work, dedication and outstanding care given by teams across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
The event was hosted by Interim Chief Executive, Glyn Jones, with former Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Judith Paget CBE, also joining the event to present the Chief Executive’s Award.
Glyn, Interim Chief Executive, said:
“There is no doubt that the last 2 years in particular have presented unprecedented challenges, and it would be remiss of me to let our 2021 Recognition event pass without thanking everyone for the heroic efforts that have been made and continue to be made throughout this Pandemic. Your efforts are testament to the expertise, the dedication, and the compassion of our NHS staff. Despite everything we face, we continue to step up and keep our focus where it should be- on the patients and the communities that we serve.
“We recognise that this is just a snapshot of all the excellent work undertaken by our staff every day and I want to acknowledge all our staff for everything that you do to provide and enable excellent and compassionate care.”
You can watch the online ceremony in the video below:
The winners were as follows:
Winner – Dr Josie Cheetham
Runners up – Sarah Flowers and the Clinical Psychology Speciality; Robert Callen Davies
Winner – Sarah Power, Neonatal Sister at The Grange University Hospital
Runners up – Emma Davies (Project Lead) and The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team; Shannon Greenway, Occupational Therapy Support Worker
Winner - Mezz Bowley, Deputy Director of Public Health and Senior Responsible Officer for the Covid 19 Mass Vaccination programme, and Dr Liam Taylor, Deputy Medical Director & Interim Divisional Director, Primary Care Community Services Division
Joanne Hook, Senior Nurse, County Hospital; Dr Adrian Neale, Head of Employee Wellbeing
Winner – ICU, Anaesthetics and Theatres
Runners up – The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust in collaboration with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Primary and Secondary Care, Respiratory, GP, CRT, Frailty and District Nurses; The Covid Follow up and Rehabilitation Clinics, represented by Dr Sara Fairburn and Dr Rachel Rouse
Winner - The Robotic Process Automation Team
Runners up - Bladder and Bowel Nursing Service and the South West District Nursing Team; The Heart Failure Nurse Led Service – represented by Linda Edmunds and Karen Hazel
Winner - The Respiratory Team from across the Health Board
Runners up- Switchboard Services; The Mortuary and Care after Death Hub Team
Winner - St David’s Clinic – Dr Peter Speirs, Team Lead
Runners up - The representatives of the Practice Educator Nominees- Audra Davies and Lis Welton, The Pre-Registration Nurse Education Practice Facilitator Team, Annie Ming and Ali Kirton; The Aneurin Bevan Primary Care Academy, represented by Specialist Nurse Dawn Parry
Healthcare Department, Her Majesty’s Prison, Usk
Winner - Star Moyo, Senior Nurse, and the Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Groups Team
Runners up - The Mass Vaccination Centre Booking Team; Carole Williams, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Talygarn Community Mental Health Team
The Gwent Test, Trace, Protect Service, represented by Eryl Powell, Consultant in Public Health
The Pharmacy Service
The Person-Centred Care Team
Christine Culleton, Staff Nurse, Brynhyfryd Clinic
Richard Lane- “The Singing Security Guard" at The Grange University Hospital
YYFM Radio – Steven Davies & Team at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr
Professor Charlotte Lawthom – Consultant Neurologist
Jane Turner – Colorectal Specialist Nurse
Rebecca Pearce – Senior Programme Manager
Dan Davies – Chief of Staff
James Hodgson – Head of Communications
Ed Valentine – Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees- we are so proud of you all!