NBT staff win four awards in first Bristol Health and Care Awards

Friday, 11 March 2016

North Bristol NHS Trust staff won awards in four categories in the inaugural Bristol Health and Care Awards last night.

The awards held by the Bristol Post and sponsored by Bristol Health Partners last night (March 10) saw health and care staff from across the city celebrated in 15 categories.

The shortlist for the awards featured 17 North Bristol NHS Trust nominations in nine categories.

The first award to be announced was Outstanding Achievement, which was won by Neurologist Alan Whone, who is based in the Bristol Brain Centre at Southmead Hospital.

Dr Whone was honoured for his involvement in pioneering research into a potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease.

North Bristol NHS Trust Senior Consultant Radiologist Sanjay Gandhi was also shortlisted in this category.

The Breast MRI Team based at Southmead Hospital, which works in partnership with BUST (Breast Unit Support Trust), won the Best Patient and Public Involvement Award for their work to improve the experience of women who come in for an MRI.

The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine was also shortlisted in this category.   

In the Hospital Team of the Year category, the Enhanced Recovery Team, won for its work to improve patient safety and help patients to get back to full health after surgery.

The shortlist also included the Adult Intensive Care Unit, the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Move Makers.

Consultant Plastic Surgeon James Henderson received the Rising Star Award, after receiving recognition for both his surgical work and his role as an honorary senior lecturer.

Ward Manager of the Rosa Burden Centre, Penny Crawley, was also shortlisted in this category along with Dimitrios Slassakos, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics at Southmead Hospital and Bristol University.

Other North Bristol NHS Trust shortlisted nominations were: Nurse Wilfredo Manuel in the Health Care Professional of the Year category; the Mental Health Liaison Team, which works in partnership with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Mental Health Team of the Year category; Helen Van der Nelson and her team in the Research Impact category and both the Move Makers volunteers and the Breast Reconstructive Team were shortlisted for the Together We Achieve Award. And BUST, which supports the Bristol Breast Care Centre was shortlisted in the Voluntary and Community Sector Team of the Year Category.

North Bristol NHS Trust Chief Executive, Andrea Young, said: “We had a fantastic night last night celebrating the immense contribution of everyone who works in health and social care in this great city. Thanks to the Bristol Post and Bristol Health Partners in sponsoring this event and shining the light on many outstanding teams and pioneering individuals.

“As Chair of BHP and CEO of NBT it was an especially proud night for me; with NBT netting 17 shortlisted nominations and 4 out of 15 winners, including the outstanding achievement award for the fabulous Alan Whone. A great opportunity to showcase our work to over 400 attendees.

“After a challenging few weeks this couldn’t have come at a better time. Love the place you work in, and know that your work is recognised and valued across the city.”