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Countess staff achievements celebrated

The Countess of Chester Hospital's Celebration of Achievement Awards took place on Friday 12th July 2013 to reward staff for their efforts and commitment over the past year.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester - who kindly helped to sponsor the event - was the venue for a glittering night of congratulation and celebration for a wide variety of Trust staff.  Over 275 members of staff, along with colleagues, friends and family members joined in the celebrations.

The awards offered an opportunity for the Trust to acknowledge the hard work of individuals and teams who have made outstanding achievements. A high volume of nominations were received from departments, along with patients and the public, who wished to show their appreciation for the hard work of staff.

Among the winners were; Bill Bath who won the 'Volunteer of the Year Award', Pat Clare who won the Governor of the Year Award, Dr Sandra Flynn who won the Leonie Kenny Leadership Award, Susan Lee who won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Alan Dunn in Estates who won the Outstanding Individual Achievment of the Year Award.

Chief Executive Tony Chambers said: "This was my first staff award evening at the Trust as the new Chief Executive and it was a very proud evening.  I am very committed to these awards and it was great to see so many members of staff enjoying themselves and celebrating their achievements among colleagues, friends and family.

"This event showcases the high level of commitment that is put in by staff all across the Trust, be it to improve their services for patients or to develop themselves. It was a great night of celebration and my congratulations go to all the winners and finalists."

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 'Outstanding Team Achievement of the Year', which went to the Critical Care Unit.

Celebration of Achievement Awards - All the Winners

Govenor of the Year
Winner: Pat Clare

Volunteer of the Year
Winner: Bill Bath

Patient Choice Award for Outstanding Care
Winner: Ward 34 (led by Stephen Worrall)

Outstanding Individual Achievment of the Year Award
Winner: Alan Dunn (Estates Department)

Outstanding Team Achievment of the Year Award
Winner: Critical Care Unit (led by Melanie Kynaston)

Lifetime Achievment Award
Winner: Susan Lee (Therapies)

Leonie Kenny Leadership Award
Winner: Dr Sandra Flynn