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NELFT holds annual staff awards

Staff Awards 2019 Celebrations

On Friday (15 March) NELFT celebrated their annual NELFT staff awards, hosted at NELFT head office in Rainham, Essex.

Hosted by Carrie-Ann Wade, director of communications and engagement. our outstanding colleagues were recognised for all their hard work and commitment throughout the year.

Through our 'Make a Difference' scheme', service users and colleagues can nominate their peers for times where they have delivered the best care to our service users or supported their service. There was also a Chair's special recognition award that was presented by Joe Fielder, NELFT chairman, to Alison Garrett, former director of nursing and quality governance.

Although there could only be nine winners picked for an award, our chief executive, John Brouder said: 'There can only be one overall winner in each category but I want you to know that in my eyes you are all winners.'

Please click on the link for the awards photos.

See category winners below:

Care and compassion: Presented by Bob Champion, executive director of workforce and organisational development, to the South Woodford district nursing team.

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Team/Department: Presented by Jacqui Van Rossum, executive director of integrated care (London), to the NELFT Havering Reablement Service.

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Infection prevention and control: Presented by Stephanie Dawe, chief nurse and executive director of integrated care, Essex and Kent to Yusef Bholah, domestic assistant

Excellence:  Presented by Fatima Khasimi, NELFT governor, on behalf of Caroline Allum, executive medical director, to Linda Dixon, community staff nurse.

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Leadership: Presented by Stephanie Dawe on behalf of Liz Delauney non-executive director, to Susan Moore team manager, Redbridge, Wansted and Woodford Health and Social Care.


Improvement to service: Presented by Jacqui Van Rossum, to Michelle Summerbell-Dobson, occupational therapist.

Quality improvement: Presented by Fatima Khasimi, to Havering speech and language therapy.

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Working in partnership: Presented by Joe Fielder, NELFT chairman, to the Havering integrated care management team.

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Outstanding achievement or contribution:  Presented by Bob Champion to the Essex and Kent Ethnic Minority Network champions:

  • Edwin Davies, patient safety lead nurse
  • Phathi Nyathi, modern matron
  • Shola Ajiboye, community staff nurse
  • Tam Fiberesima, GP care coordinator
  • Harjit Bansal, head of equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Patrick Onyema, support time and recovery worker
  • Michael Beackon, equality and diversity assistant manager
  • Stephen Singh-Khakhian, medical devices lead
  • Abidemi Fombo, community matron
  • Patricia Farrell, health care assistant

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