Hospital staff enjoy a night to remember

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success 2011.'01.12.12
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success 2011.'01.12.12

HARDWORK and loyal service was celebrated in an awards night for hospital staff.

The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust also awarded long service, for 25 and 40 years, in the Celebrating Success awards evening.

Overall winner was Sandra Lickess, who scooped the Gordon McLean award - named after a chairman of the trust, who died suddenly in 2007.

Sandra works as assistant therapies services co-ordinator for both Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

She was also crowned leader of the year as well as picking up her 25 years’ service award.

She said she was “surprised and amazed” to have won and praised her “fantastic” team.

Trust chief executive Diane Whittingham, who will soon be leaving after 15 years, also received a lifetime achievement award.

Volunteers of the year were those who work on the Co-creating Health - a project which has helped people in Calderdale live a better quality of life with chronic pain.

Each of the volunteers also live with chronic pain.

Other winners included: senior charge nurse Alex Henderson for improving patient experience; ward 19 sister Sally Dillingham and senior nurse Lindsay Rudge for improving patient safety; operations manager Eileen Haigh and patient flower manager Gillian Sutulic.

Macmillan nurse specialist Tracy Green won for excellence in multi-agency working.

Ward 12 at HRI won ward of the year and Huddersfield Family Birth Centre won department of the year.

Unsung hero of the year was Kam Khehra who is placement co-ordinator for volunteers and work experience students.