NHS stars recognised at virtual award ceremony

Staff, service users and volunteers were commended at the annual Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) Star of the Year Awards – which, due to Covid-19, were held virtually on Thursday 19 November. The awards were a chance to recognise the amazing work carried out by everyone over the past 12 months – particularly during the pandemic.
The evening, which was hosted by Trust Chair, Jackie Smith, included fantastic special pre-recorded performances by the Trust Choir and north London band and friends of the Trust, The Silencerz, which were dedicated to C&I staff and service users. 
At the beginning of the event, staff and service users took a moment to remember Andy Costa, our much-missed ward administrator on Pearl and Garnet wards, who sadly died in April with Covid-19. Staff and service users also took a moment to remember our service users who have also sadly died due to Covid-19. 
Winners of each of the 14 award categories were congratulated on their achievements and were virtually awarded a trophy and gift voucher.
Please see below a full list of our winners:
  • Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: staff award: Alhaji Mansaray
  • Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: service user/community award: Joint 1st: Bee Ororo and Julie Harrington (C&I Choir), and Bev (Side by Side Network)
  • Community Partner Award: Joint 1st: Camden Resilience Network – lead voluntary sector organisations – Mind in Camden & Likewise – and Catherine Tidnam and Ben Ledden of Green City Projects (GCP)
  • Cultural Pillars Implementation Award: Paulette Brown
  • Digital Innovation of the Year: iCope Camden and Islington
  • Frontline Service Award: David Withall
  • Leader of the Year: Dr Janet Obeney-Williams
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Chris Manby
  • Linda Polan Trophy – service user award: Neil Davies
  • Quality Improvement: Project of the Year resulting in a service improvement: Crisis Single Point of Access QI project
  • Staff recognition by a service user award: Leon Honeysett
  • Team of the Year: Sapphire Ward
  • Volunteer of the Year: David Sugar
  • Wellbeing Champion of the Year: Dr Beverley Flint
Sally Quinn, Director of HR and Organisational Development, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of our fantastic Star of the Year winners and nominees. 2020 has been a year like no other. I can’t begin to say how proud I am of our staff members, service users and volunteers for their contribution to addressing the challenges of Covid-19.
“Although we weren’t able to celebrate our awards in person like we usually do, the awards were still a chance to have an evening dedicated to saying thank you to our NHS and C&I stars.”
For those of you who weren't able to make the event, you can watch back here.

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