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Celebrating the work of the staff at the QEH

Celebrating the work of the staff at the QEH

Published by KLFM
12:00pm 8th November 2019.

It was all glitz and glam for staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night.

The Trust's annual staff awards champion the very best of the NHS.

More than 200 Queen Elizabeth Hospital attendees turned out for the Trust's annual staff awards, which recognise the incredible contributions of staff and volunteers.


The full list of winners:

  • We Care Award - Dr Lorraine De Gray, Consultant, Anaesthetics
  • We Act Award - Gavin Walker, Physician Associate, General Medicine
  • We Listen Award - Kelly Elkins, Housekeeper, Shouldham Ward
  • Volunteer of the Year Award - John Voaden, Volunteer, Emergency Department
  • Apprentice/Trainee of the Year - Danny Brooks, Maintenance Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
  • Team of the Year Award - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Behind the Scenes Award - Simon Blatch, Assistant Practitioner, Occupational Therapy 
  • Unsung Hero Award- Syrial Monk, Healthcare Assistant, Acute Medical Unit
  • Leader of the Year Award - Claire Kent, Deputy Head of Nursing, Medicine
  • Chairman's Award - Debbie Linford, Nursery Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Living Our Values Outstanding Achievement Award - Mark Collins, Fire Safety Manager, Estates

The event, held at Knights Hill was broadcast live on Hospital Radio Lynn and hosted by our very own Simon Rowe.


Caroline Shaw, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn, said:

"Very many congratulations to our winners, to everyone who was shortlisted and to the 400 staff and volunteers who were nominated by patients, their families and colleagues for going the extra mile. 

"We are determined to do ever more to celebrate, value and recognise our staff and to say 'thank you' for the care they deliver to our patients and their commitment to our hospital.

"I would also like to thank our Charitable Trust Fund and local businesses and companies for making these awards possible and our local community for all they do to support our hospitals throughout the year."

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