Telford and Wrekin’s shining stars of health care announced

Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) last night celebrated its third Care with Confidence Awards with six people scooping awards in recognition of their above and beyond contribution to delivering health care services in Telford and Wrekin.

Around 90 people attended the ceremony which followed on from the CCGs Annual General Meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Telford.

Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “We had some fantastic nominations and it was a real privilege to be part of the judging process and hear such inspirational stories of care, compassion and dedication to helping those who need it in our community. As always choosing our winners was a difficult task but I think everyone who came along last night will agree the final six were highly deserving of their awards. It was lovely to see so many people come along to celebrate not only the winners but everyone who was nominated. I want to thank all those people who took the time to nominate – without them we wouldn’t get to hear such wonderful stories of care. “

Six awards were given out in total with two special awards given out to Betty Jenkinson for Lifetime Achievement and Cathy Edwards for Outstanding Achievement.

Betty won the award for her tireless commitment to helping women in the community who have experienced breast cancer. She set up the Pink Ribbons breast cancer support group almost 25 years ago and ever since has offered support and advice to those who need it. She organises event s such as raffles, balls and 70s disco nights, all with the aim of raising money for those suffering with Breast Cancer.

Cathy was nominated for her volunteer work with the Telford After Care Team helping people who are who suffering from addiction, mental health problems and physical disabilities. She goes above and beyond in her commitment to her clients, providing unlimited emotional support. She often uses her free time to attend appointments with clients and listen to their problems, understanding feeling the need to just be heard.

The other four award winners were:
Individual Award: Shirley Beamond-Lane
Team Award: The Cottage Christian Nursing Home
Volunteer Award: Sarah Paterson
Organisation Award: Telford Landscaping Company

There were 27 nominations in total with everyone receiving a certificate of recognition for all their hard work and dedication to health care and health related services.

The other 21 nominees were :

  • Perineal Trauma Team - Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

  • PODS (Parents Opening Doors)

  • Nikki Jones - Telford and Wrekin CCG

  • Craig Lovatt - Telford and Wrekin CCG

  • Edith Macalister - Telford and Wrekin CCG
  • Dr David Northern - Telford and Wrekin GP

  • The Homecare Team - Pharmacy Department - The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt &Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Pauline Jackson - Taste not Waste

  • Dementia Support Workers Team - Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Richard Leith - Telford After Care Team (TACT)

  • Simon Tooth - Big Red House

  • Telford and Wrekin School Nurse Team - Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

  • Mark Donovan - Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

  • Vicky Clayton - Telford and Wrekin CCG

  • Telford Whitehouse Hotel Leisure Club

  • Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Support Group

  • Kelly Middleton - Branches

  • Fiona Smith - Swimming after Surgery

  • Cath Molineux - Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

  • Telford Community Respiratory Team - Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Anna Hammond - Telford and Wrekin CCG

The criteria behind the Care with Confidence awards is driven by the 6Cs of nursing - Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment – plus 12 others the CCG’s Telford and Wrekin Patient Health Round Table consider important.

Entries were judged by a panel, based on the evidence provided in the nomination form to reflect one or more of the CCG’s 18Cs. The other 12 are Consideration, Credibility, Culture, Contingency, Commissioning, Confidentiality, Comforting, Common sense, Confidence, Creative, Clarity and Co-ordination.