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Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Winners announced in staff Quality Awards ceremony

Winners announced in staff Quality Awards ceremony

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust’s annual Quality Awards took place on Thursday 28 November 2019.

It was a night of celebration as we awarded staff for amazing practice from all areas of the organisation, at a ceremony at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton.

Our staff continually go above and beyond for our patients and the annual Quality Awards is the perfect opportunity to reward our workforce for their dedication.

There were 11 awards handed out at the event including: Clinical Team of Year, Health and Wellbeing Innovation of the Year, Chief Executive’s Leadership Award and the Employee of the Year.

The 2019 Quality Award Winners are:

  • Chief Executive Leadership Award: Paul Dorrington, Lead Employment Specialist
  • Chair’s Award: Kiran Toora, Senior Development Nurse
  • Corporate Team of the Year: Facilities
  • Clinical Team of the Year: Child and Adolescent Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovation of the Year: Putney and Roehampton Community Mental Health Team
  • Clinical Leader of the Year: Charles Rowling, Occupational Therapist
  • Qii Mental Health Innovation of the Year: Laura Hallwood, Staff Nurse
  • Partnership and Co-Production of the Year: Merton Citizens UK
  • Employee of the Year: Simon Fejfar, Recovery Support Worker
  • Special Leadership Award: Forensic Service Line Leaders
  • Most Improved Clinical Team: Kingston Home Treatment Team

This year we had a record number of nominations, so competition this year was especially tough.

Trust Chair Ann Beasley, selected Kiran Toora for the prestigious Chair’s Award. .

Kiran was highlighted as for being part of a multiple award-winning nursing and development team that focuses on nursing development for people of black, Asian, minority and ethnic backgrounds.

Paul Dorrington, Lead Employment Specialist, won the Chief Executive Leadership award.

Paul has set a benchmark across England for employment specialists in health care and has been widely recognised for his work.

He has worked endlessly to build a flawless team of employment specialists who have tools to help service users into employment and out of hospital.

We would also like to say thank you to Wandsworth Police and Merton Citizens UK who were nominated for our Partnership and Co-Production Award

Trust Acting Chief Executive Vanessa Ford said: “Our staff work extremely hard and it is very important that we recognise this as an organisation.

“The event was a fabulous evening celebrating the amazing staff that we have and the difference they make to our patients and carers.

“A huge congratulations to all the winners and also to everyone who was nominated.”

Photos from the event can be found on our twitter feed.