Stars of the health service

FORMER Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Megs were on hand to give out awards to health workers. East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust held its second annual staff awards. Winners came from a wide range of clinical and non-clinical a

FORMER Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Megs were on hand to give out awards to health workers.

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust held its second annual staff awards.

Winners came from a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas from across the Trust's hospitals including a sister and a hospital radio volunteer from the Lister who won chief executive's awards, a modern matron who won best team leader and a paediatric team working across the QEII and Lister hospitals which won best innovation.

Bob and Megs Wilson not only added glitz to the occasion but also made the event extremely personal by explaining to the audience the special bond they feel they have with the Trust.


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Their daughter Anna trained as a nurse and worked at Lister before she died of a rare form of cancer aged only 31 in the hospital.

As a tribute to her, the Wilsons founded the Willow Foundation which provides special days for seriously ill young adults.

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Several of the staff at the ceremony had trained with Anna or worked with her.

The best team leader award went to modern matron Elaine Allan who manages Ward 5B.

Runners-up were Devi Heath, team leader, paediatrics, Lister and Geraldine Mangan, practice development facilitator, neonatal intensive care unit.

Shortlisted for the best team award were catering assistants front of house at Lister and QEII and the stroke team, Lister, but the winner was medical physics, Mount Vernon Hospital.

The innovation award went to the paediatric emergency nurse practitioner role, paediatric emergency nurse practitioner teams, Lister and QEII.

Runners-up were Hertfordshire Journal of Medicine, Dr Khan, elderly care, Lister, and intravenous antibiotic treatment at home, emergency medicine, QEII.

Chief executive's awards went to Sheila Troy, sister at Lister who has only had one day off sick since 1984, Phil Ross, a Lister Radio volunteer who helped launch the service in 1999, and Michelle Finn, sister, QEII.

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