On Wednesday 1 May the Awards Ceremony took place for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices first ever Inspire Awards, in recognition of staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their roles to inspire others.
Members of staff, volunteers, visitors, relatives, patients, carers and bank staff were invited to nominate a member of staff, volunteer or team who had inspired them.
The Inspire Award Panel made up of Jayne Cooper CEO, Liz Cussons, HR & Volunteer Services Director, Gary Wood, Volunteer Operations Manager, Marie Howse, SIG Member, Susan Gent, Trustee and Suzanne Rankin from Ashford & St Peters Hospital met to discuss the nominations and were overwhelmed by the fantastic comments and reasons for nominating.
“It has been an incredibly difficult job for the whole panel to choose the winners of these awards” commented Jayne cooper CEO “There were some amazing and very moving responses for the nominations that have been made for these really special awards”
The winners were
Employee Award who has gone above and beyond in their role – Jo Clements
Employee Award who has gone above and beyond to support a patient, relative member of staff or volunteer – Majella Slatery and Emma Hallett
Employee Awards for Quality, improvement and Patient Safety – Dawn Reeves-Turner
Counsellor of the Year Award – Claire Galt
Team Award- The Gardening Team
Volunteer Award who has gone above and beyond to fund raise for the hospice – Heidi Vinson
Volunteer Award who has gone above and beyond with their time to support the hospice – Andrew Smith in recognition of his time given as a fundraiser and Andrea Glendenning in recognition of her time given to the hospice
Best Young Volunteer of the year award – Tim Nugent-Young
The final award was the Inspire Special Recognition award that was voted for unanimously by the panel and was greeted by a huge cheer from all those attending which went to Nigel Slinger for his outstanding contribution to the hospice.
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