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RD&Es dedicated staff recognised at annual awards evening


Members of staff who have gone the extra mile for patients have received special recognition at the RD&E’s annual Extraordinary People ‘Winner of Winners’ awards ceremony, hosted by veteran BBC broadcaster and patient champion Angela Rippon.


The Extraordinary People awards have several categories and celebrate members of staff and volunteers who have been nominated by colleagues or patients for their ability to exceed expectations in delivering high quality care and services.


The awards are run quarterly but at the end of every year there is a special ‘Winner of Winners’ event, where the quarterly winners are nominated again in their categories and overall annual winners are chosen.


The event, held at the state-of-the-art Research Innovation Development and Learning (RILD) building on Barrack Road, was attended by scores of staff along with RD&E Governors and Non-Executive Directors.


Our Winners on the night were:

Angela Rippon, who is Vice-President of the Patients’ Association and co-chair of a Prime Ministerial committee on dementia, told staff: “You are professional, dedicated and caring and it really does matter to you that you have that well-being and recovery of people with whom you work as an absolute priority.


“You do a brilliant job and I am really delighted that these awards are an opportunity to recognise these qualities in the NHS and particularly here at the RD&E.”


RD&E Chairman James Brent said: “It is humbling to think that for every nomination we see and for every person awarded, there are hundreds of stories out there every day of staff who show a kindness, who go beyond the call of duty, who have that great idea that really makes a big difference to our patients or how we work together.


“The winners of these annual awards should be seen as representative of an extraordinarily dedicated, hardworking and passionate workforce who, every day, do what they can to ensure our patients receive the best care possible.”


Many guests Tweeted live from the event to congratulate the winners as they were announced – anyone can catch up with the Tweets and say their own ‘well done ‘ at @RDEhospital #expeople15


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