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Hospital heroes winners announced

Doctors, nurses, researchers, support staff and volunteers were among those championed at the climax of the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Hospital Heroes awards.

The glamorous ceremony paid tribute to staff who have been recognised for providing exemplary support to patients at Southampton General Hospital, and celebrity Francis Benali, ex-Saints player and champion fundraiser, was available to hand out the prizes.

Sarah Hartfree, paediatric rheumatology nurse specialist was the winner of the Charity Star Award for raising over £70,000 over the past five years for children with rheumatology diseases.

For more on the awards night, and for more photos, read more on the Daily Echo website.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, to those who won in their category, and thank you to everyone for their nominations as this made the 2016 awards ceremony the most successful yet.


Our Hospital Heroes Awards winners were:

  • Southampton Hospital Charity Star Award - Sarah Hartfree, paediatric rheumatology nurse specialist
  • Employee of the Year - Alexandra Shacklady, therapy technician
  • Team of the Year - Ward D2, haematology
  • Chairman's Award for Leadership - Peter Cowburn, consultant cardiologist
  • Education and Training - UHS adult diabetes team
  • Equality and Diversity Award - Beatriz Duarte Blanco, ward hostess
  • Healthwatch Patient Experience - G3 advanced nursing team
  • Patient Safety Award - Patient safety team
  • The Gift of Time - Jean Pearce, volunteer
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - Witness Dzobo, biomedical scientist
  • Research Individual or Team of the Year - Clinical Research Network Wessex division five
  • Unsung Hero - Selina Seaborne and Andrea Lodge - for introducing complementary therapists for cancer patients
  • Clinical Impact Through Research - Clinical research facility paediatric research nursing team
  • Innovation - Outpatient transformation team
  • Daily Echo Readers' choice award Winner: Sunitha Narayan, Runners up: Fiona Cooke and Paul Thirlwell

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