Winners of the #2getherTeam awards for April and May 2020


Congratulations to the winners of the #2getherTeam Awards for April and May 2020. All nominations were taken to the management board where the winners were decided. Fin Murray, Managing Director, presented each winner with a certificate and a token of thanks.

April winners:

Dawne England Strain, Housekeeper at Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Dawne was nominated by Claire Symes who said: “Dawne is an amazing asset to any team and we are lucky to have her on urology suite / Clarke ward. Dawne is very friendly and goes above and beyond for the patients, she not only gives them their meals she also interacts with the patients taking time to get to know them. Clarke ward is a very big ward and is also very busy. Dawne is amazing and deserves a medal. Well done Dawne you are very much appreciated.”

Paul Shadbolt, Materials Assistant, Procurement at William Harvey Hospital

Paul was nominated by Sue, Senior Staff Nurse who said: “I would like to vote Paul Shadbolt as a nominee for the awards. He has been an absolute star to the staff on NICU since the day he joined our unit in William Harvey Hospital. Always smiling, always helpful and nothing is too much trouble for him. When we have needed urgent supplies, we have always received them in the quickest possible time. He is what the NHS is about and without staff like him, it cannot function.”

May winners:

Tina Hughes, Housekeeper at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

Tina was nominated by Kirstie, Deputy Ward Manager of Rainbow Ward who said: “My mother received a phone call from medical staff on the ward to say that they felt my Grandfather had contracted Covid 19 and was dying, no one in the family had seen him for nearly 3 weeks by this point. I messaged Tina in the hope that she was at work and would take a written message to let him know we all loved him. Tina did one better and used her phone to give to staff in PPE to enable a video call between my Grandfather and my mother (his eldest child and a retired member of EKHUFT staff) which was a reassurance to the whole family, she also delivered my written message to him. She has always been a positive presence on the ward for staff, children and their families but this time her personal help to me and my family has totally gone beyond all expectations.”

Wendy Barker, Supervisor, Laundry Team at William Harvey Hospital

Wendy was nominated by Paula Hopper who said: “Wendy took the helm of the Laundry service for quite a few weeks, stepping up as laundry manager and seamlessly holding fort during these very difficult times. Wendy has not only managed the laundry, working throughout the week and the weekends, but has positively embraced the role, by working tirelessly with clients and stakeholders in a productive and supportive manner to ensure a wide number of changes are incorporated and delivered. Wendy, your cheerfulness and positivity has been outstanding.”