2019 Diamond Award winners

Best in Clinical Care

Matthew Kear (Heartlands). His nominator said: “Some people just go that bit further. We will just be eternally grateful to him, for what he did for us as a family. This is just a small way of saying thank you.”

Supporting our Services

Security Management & Medical Illustration Teams (cross-site). Nominated for their work on the award-winning ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ campaign.

UHB Charity Supporter of the Year

Gemma Chance (Good Hope). Nominated for her fundraising efforts, which included abseiling off the Wesleyan building, climbing Mount Snowdon and ran the Birmingham half-marathon, raising over £3,000 which will go towards the refurbishment of the Oncology Unit at Good Hope Hospital.

Training, Education & Wellbeing

Andrea Field, Claire Whittle, Carol Doyle from BCU (cross-site). Nominated for their extraordinary efforts with the Trainee Nursing Associates programme.

Chair’s Award

David Spooner (QEHB). After decades in the Trust and the NHS, David Spooner has now retired, but not before his team could nominate him for the Chair’s Award.

Behind the Scenes

Shuttle Bus Drivers and Non Patient Transport (cross-site). Nominated for their hard work ensuring staff, specimens and documents get safely across all of our sites.

CEO Innovation

Gall Bladder Redesign Team (Solihull). Nominated for creating the first and innovative, integrated pathway at the Trust after the merger.

Governor’s Volunteer of the Year

Ken Neary (Solihull). Nominated for his amazing work supporting the pulmonary rehabilitation team.

Team of the Year

Paediatric Diabetes Team (Good Hope). Nominated for their positive attitude, knowledge, dedication and compassion which helps their young patients and their relatives through what can often be a difficult time.

Excellence in Patient Care

Healthcare Assistants Ward 514 (QEHB). Nominated by colleague-turned-patient’s-relative, Jennifer, who said: “When I was upset they were there to listen, when I was jubilant they were there to cheer with me and mum.”

Building Healthier Lives Award

Emily Hannigan (Good Hope). Nominated because she is passionate about healthcare for Older People. “Like a stick of rock, she’s got ‘older adult’ running all the way through.”

Leader of the Year

Michael Kamalarajan (Heartlands). Nominated for leading his department for several decades and being totally committed to service development.

Colleague of the Year

Emily Caswell-Base and Rebecca Turner (QEHB). Nominated for how invaluable they have been in supporting their colleagues with their mental wellbeing