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Huge congratulations to all our winners who were announced at a special ceremony on Friday 13 October at Edgbaston Stadium.

If you are a finalist and want more information, or find out more information about all the individuals and teams who were nominated for this year's BWC Spirit Awards.

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Best Boss

Paul wearing a blue shirt standing Winner - Paul Whittaker

Paul is a stalwart of the Communications Team and plays a crucial part – often behind the scenes and under intense pressure – in keeping the operation running as smoothly as possible. He is extremely hard-working, meeting very tight deadlines in a complex role while maintaining diligence and high quality in everything he does. His passionate leadership empowers the team. He is approachable and accommodating in helping colleagues have the best work-life balance possible. Despite the busy workload, morale is always high in the team, thanks to Paul.

Hashim Shah Hashim Shah

Hashim has built a team within The Medicine Chest who work well together, are agile and can rotate tasks to ensure the needs of patients and colleagues are met. He has improved patient waiting times, as well as motivating and supporting the entire team. He truly cares; always asking if colleagues are okay and is thoroughly professional – building strong relationships across the hospital. The change Hashim has implemented in the department is immeasurable.

Phil wearing a blue shirt stood in a garden area Phil Orton

Phil has been nominated by a member of his team after a significant upheaval in their life away from work. The nominee described the last 12 months as the most challenging period of their life and Phil as “a rock”, showing understanding, kindness and empathy, as well as ensuring that his colleague put themselves first and took time out to consider her wellbeing.

Charity Champion

Estates Department Fundraising Team Winner - Estates Department Fundraising Team

Last year, our Estates department raised more than £13,000 for our Children's Hospital Charity and, as a result, were able to ensure that every sick child in hospital during the Christmas period received a gift. This year they have set a more ambitious target to raise £50,000 taking on challenges such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Our Trust values are at the core of the Estates fundraising team as they are always driving to go over and beyond.

Guirish Solanki Guirish Solanki

A much-loved Consultant Neurosurgeon, Mr Solanki is an avid supporter of our charity. He has successfully hosted a number of conferences, including the world-renowned ISPN conference (International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery) and has raised more than £105,000 for our Charity. He consistently lives our values, including showing immense ambition for delivering world-class events and meetings and helping to put our Children’s Hospital on the global stage.

William Lo William Lo

Mr Lo has been a huge asset to the fundraising team in the preparation, launch and ongoing promotion of the £1.5million iMRI Appeal, to bring intraoperative MRI technology to our hospital, to support brain surgery. He is a key part of the project team, developing the case for why this technology is needed and how it will help improve treatment for patients. He has also been the public face of the appeal, stepping out of his comfort zone to tell the story.

Commitment to Diversity

Eudmar Marcolino Winner - Eudmar Marcolino

Eudmar has demonstrated how dedicated and ambitious he is about the rights and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community. He spearheaded the working group for the LGBTQ+ staff conference, bringing passion and drive to organise events in his own time. He also kept everyone else in check, offering support whenever it was needed it to ensure the conference was a success. It was clearly a cause close to his heart and shows how dedicated he is to inclusion for all LGBTQ+ people.

Hannah Wood Hannah Wood

Midwife Hannah is passionate about creating an environment where individuals from all walks of life feel valued. She has been instrumental in leading the Postnatal Ward 3 Team to recognise and celebrate Diversity and Inclusion by way of creating visual displays on the ward. Recent events have included the King’s Coronation, Eid, Pride Month, The 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, the Euros, the Women’s Football World Cup and the Disability Pride Month.

Raj Jagpal Raj Jagpal

Throughout Raj's career he has consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to promoting diversity as was demonstrated in a recent project called 'Changing Places'. The parents of one of our patients at the Children’s Hospital realised that our disabled restrooms weren't adequate for those with life-long brain injuries like their son after he was diagnosed with encephalitis, an uncommon but dangerous condition that left him with a permanent brain injury. After receiving some funding from our Charity, Raj led the project to install a brand-new Changing Place inside Waterfall House.

Moment of Magic

Nicki Twigg Winner - Nicki Twigg

We could never thank Nicki enough for the support she continues to give our family with warmth, friendliness and professionalism. In times of acute crisis, all we need to do is put out a plea for help, and Nicki will arrange to meet us as soon as she can, often outside of normal working hours - such is her dedication. Nothing is ever too much trouble and she somehow knows how to connect with the boys no matter what state of mind they are in.

Caitlin Ralphs Caitlin Ralphs

Caitlin is one of the most exceptional professionals we have encountered in our journey. Her strongest characteristic is the incomparable compassion she has for family-centred care; there are countless examples I could use because everything she does is under the umbrella of our whole family and she doesn’t use “family-centred care” as a buzzword, she lives it. She has on numerous occasions researched additional resources for me around the various challenges surrounding our son’s life as an amputee - he absolutely adores Caitlin.

Dr Lauren Young Dr Lauren Young

Dr Young looked after our son William when he was admitted to NICU just hours old. I watched her do everything she could to save our son and when she couldn’t, she came to look after me and comforted me until my husband arrived. She sat and told us every tiny detail in William’s care with such love and kindness, it made us feel so incredibly privileged to have had her look after our little boy, as we had so little time with him.

Most Inspiring Colleague

Bob Maxfield Winner - Bob Maxfield

Bob is amazing! He always champions for youth voice, co-production, youth engagement and so much more. He is always enthusiastic and trying to find Think4Brum and YPAG opportunities to make real change within BWC - for example, supporting new suicide prevention training, pride table talks, the big discussion, TeenTalk and so much more. Bob is always here for us and I have heard multiple young people say their trusted adult is Bob. He is a true hero.

Emily Magee Emily Magee

Emily is so inspiring and has recently organised 'Learning from Excellence de-briefs' focusing on the great practice on Irwin, encouraging staff to reflect on the things we have 'got right' and recognizing how strong we are as a team. She will always notice every small breakthrough that happens and she will let that person know the impact of their work, which raises moral on the ward. She is also great fun to work with and we are so lucky to have her!

Hena Syed Sabir Hena Syed-Sabir

Hena provides emotional containment, warmth and wisdom in the most difficult circumstances. I am in awe of her work, she inspires me to be a better, more thoughtful psychologist. Recently we worked together with a family where a child had lost his Mum in tragic circumstances and was himself badly injured. The child's father was struggling to find the words to tell his child about his mother's death. Hena guided him through this, an example of her ambition, bravery and compassion in action

Outstanding Clinical Team

Delivery Suite and Obstetric Theatre Team Winner - Delivery Suite and Theatre Teams

A lady collapsed on the delivery suite and had to be transferred quickly to theatre for delivery. She was in theatre for several hours while the team tried to stop her bleeding. During this time she had 2 cardiac arrests, lost 8 litres of blood and required a hysterectomy. The team successfully resuscitated her and she was transferred to ITU at QEHB. Saving this woman's life was a massive team effort and everyone should be commended for the part they played however big or small.

Cystic Fibrosis team Cystic Fibrosis Team

Not only have the CF team cared for me, but they have also cared for my parents and helped them to learn about my condition, manage it and over the years helped me accept my lifelong condition, manage it myself and not just live with it, but thrive with it. They have made me laugh and smile at times when I felt unwell or was worried and have shown me that my life does not need to be limited because of my condition.

Welcome to ward 2 sign Winter Ward (Ward 2) Team

In order to manage the significant increase in both numbers and acuity of patient admissions, Ward 2 was created using a planned but previously untried model of nursing. At no point in time did the teams that came together on Ward 2 display any signs that they were in a place of unfamiliarity. They showed total compassion to each other, so much so that there were numerous positive feedback comments from families about an excellent standard of care.

Outstanding Support Team

Whole Genome Sequencing team Winner - Whole Genome Sequencing Team

The Whole Genome Sequencing clinical team are a transformational service in a complex area of medicine. They have successfully managed and delivered a new service across the West Midlands region. Offering patients and families a powerful way to identify a genetic diagnosis for rare diseases, which involves designing and using a tracking tool to help ensure families are given an invaluable opportunity.

The reduction in waiting times has freed up time for clinics and made the working lives of clinicians so much easier.

Chloe Dixon and Wayne Roberts Chloe Dixon and Wayne Roberts – Play Services, BCH

My daughter, Molly (15 years) suffered significant burns. Her treatment involved regular dressing changes which took hours. Chloe and Wayne supported Molly while the clinical team did their work. Without them, we don’t know how Molly would have got through her treatment.

Chloe and Wayne arrived early to prepare Molly mentally and distracted her by talking and using the VR through procedures. It was difficult seeing Molly in pain. They had all the right words and reassurances which helped me too.

Vital Services Facilities Domestic Team Vital Services Facilities Domestic Team

Despite a tough year, domestic teams have shown outstanding commitment, resilience, and dedication to ensuring the hospital is clean and safe for colleagues, patients and visitors.

The teams have worked exceptionally to achieve accreditations including supporting Vital Services to accomplish new Cleaning Standards targets and competencies towards the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and Infection Prevention and Control course.

All this was wrapped up in laughter, delivering training and open-mindedness to new ways of working. Thank you to everyone for their hard work.

Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement

Anand Khanani Winner - Anand Kanani

Anand is nominated for his exceptional guidance and mentorship. Anand's dedication to fostering growth and development has positively impacted many trainees, and his ambitious nature and ability to inspire others bring out the best in team members.

Eney Mhizha Eney Mhizha and the West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative team

Eney Mhizha and the West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative team recognised the issues of referrals for CAMHS Tier 4 beds making it difficult to accurately assess and allocate beds to children and young people in need.


Induction of Labour Working Group Induction of Labour Working Group

Having introduced a single point of access to the service and a methodical screening process, they have significantly reduced unnecessary admissions, reduced waiting times for Tier 4 beds by at least half and down to zero at one point, which is incredible.

Rising Star

Daisy Eatwell Winner - Daisy Eatwell

Daisy is always family-centred and has helped streamline the discharge planning process ensuring effective discharge of babies from NNU, ensuring the best outcomes for babies. She is always looking for ways to further streamline the discharge processes.

Daisy is a shining star; her passion is supporting families who have challenging or diverse needs which she does successfully. Daisy remains compassionate, despite being under immense pressure. She will always give time to others for the best outcomes for the team, babies and the service.

Beth Odell Bethany Odell

Bethany has provided excellent support for the women’s division. She has immersed herself into the role with a can-do approach and is honest about what is achievable.

Bethany led on the development of a PowerBI Maternity PTL, a one-stop report that enables Maternity to manage caseloads better. Bethany is passionate about colleagues having an effective workspace. She has been vital to the culture changes in local teams, actively listening, ensuring colleagues feel heard and involved which has improved knowledge sharing and reduced isolation.

Ela Ortega Ela Ortega

Ela goes above and beyond every day, demonstrating our values through her exceptionally high standard of work. Ela is a model example of an Aspire Graduate. She is full of ideas to improve patient care, and support and develop colleagues in her team and across the organisation, thinking outside the box, with energy and enthusiasm.

Ela is one of the best multi-taskers I have ever seen. Ela is always willing to take on new challenges such as the By Your Side mentoring programme.

Mark Hough Mark Hough

Mark has successfully worked his way through the ranks from Security officer to Porter Team Leader for Vital Services. He has become a key player and achiever that sets challenges for himself and the team as a whole.

Unsung Hero

Aimee Landon

Winner - Aimee Landon

As head of our legal services team, Aimee supports colleagues through harrowing inquests, court of protection applications and other legal processes. Faced with so many competing deadlines and emotive cases, she handles everything with remarkable determination, compassion and expertise. Aimee goes above and beyond her role to help our staff, patients and families at some of their most vulnerable times. Her bravery and unwavering commitment to doing her job in difficult circumstances are an inspiration to others.

Chad Martin and Juliet Pocock Chad Martin and Juliet Pocock, Heart Valve Bank

The Heart Valve Bank are a small team of two whose hard work has a profound effect on patients for the rest of their lives. Chad and Juliet are always busy behind the scenes, whether they’re dissecting donor hearts ready for heart patch grafts for babies, or preparing tissue or bone to give a child a new lease of life. In theatre, they carry out important procedures like egg retrievals for patients who are about to undergo intense treatment regimes.

Barrie O'Hare

Barrie O’Hare

Barrie received multiple nominations, each emphasising his caring and conscientious approach to work. Since joining the Estates team, he has led many major projects, including refurbishments in PICU and radiology, that have made a huge difference in the experiences of staff and visitors. Constantly on the go and always happy to help, Barrie is a true team player. His dedication to finding solutions and delivering the best possible results is appreciated throughout the Trust.

Volunteer of the Year

Nahida Rahman Nahida Rahman

Nahida was an important member of YPAG for many years. In 2022, after her brother died at BCH having not received the care he deserved, she took on an active role in Think4Brum. Nahida has shown incredible bravery in sharing her brother’s story at many events to help ensure young people are heard and vital improvements are made. Ambitious and eager to inspire change in mental health services, she is now the chair of Think4Brum.

Jobanpreet Atwal Jobanpreet Atwal

Joban is willing to support in any way she can and does so with a smile. Never one to shy away from a challenge, she responded to a request for support from our Emergency Department during winter pressures and played an important role in offering drinks to families and activity packs to children to help them through long waits. Joban later moved onto a ward-based role where her positive attitude continues to make a real difference.

Rita Woods Rita Woods

Calm, friendly and compassionate, Rita provided invaluable support throughout the pandemic and beyond. At the height of Covid restrictions, she screened visitors across different entrances at the hospital, ensuring staff could focus on clinical duties. Rita’s kindness and professionalism continues to shine through. Since returning to Ward 8, she has encouraged play with children of all ages, proofread patient leaflets and introduced a tea trolley for parents. The team wouldn’t be the same without her.

Lifetime Achievement

Spirit Award Nominees

Best Boss Nominees

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Alia Mahmood James Vincent Mel Dunn
Alice Nason Jane Bolger Michael Jones
Dr Anand Nitin Kanani Jane Cotterill Michelle Cocking
Dr Anand Kanani Jason Marston  Natalie Hart
Bethan Downing Jeanie Gardner Nicki Twigg
Catherine Rutherford Jennifer Cooper Nicky Smith
Charlotte Clay Jo Hemming Nicola McGowan
Chris Johnston  Joanne Barnett  Paul Caldwell
Christopher Johnston Jonathan Hoffman Paul Whittaker
Claire Hodgetts Jorine Beck Phil Foster
Claire Powell Julie Gardner Phil Orton
Clare Thomas Karen Goudie  Poppy Walters
Daisy Byron Kat Baldwin Precious Nyagumbo
Dan O'Mara  Kate Parkes Rachael Grieveson
Daniel O'Mara Katie Glover Rhia Taylor
Dana Oliver  Kay Hill Sade foster 
Dayna Wright Kelly Robinson Sam Holdsworth
Donna Rogers Kellyanne Jones Sam Pretlove
Donna Rogers Kim Mills Samantha Devlin
Dr Abigail Gallivan  Kirsty Phillips Samuel F Dey
Dr Anupam Dharma  Laura Ford Sarah Say
Dr Hsu Chong Laura Huntly Sarah-Jane Smith
Dr Manoj Sukumaran Lauren Croft Sharon Harvey
Fiona Terry Lisa Butcher Shaun Jackson
Gemma Priest Louisa Davidson Sheila Walkes 
Grace Butler  Louise Bull-Tyagi Sheryllin McNeil
Hannah Latif Louise West Simon Fertig
Harriet Weinkamp Lucy Gwynne Sophie Hudson
Hashim Shah Macsen Raza Sue Hobday
Heather Petts Madeleine Paul Tanya Nikitina 
Helen Randall Malgorzata Baig  Tim Newbold
Jacqui Devlin Manjinder Palak Vicki Hibble
James Milner Mary Broad Vicki Hill

Charity Champion Nominees

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Adam Field Jaz Ali Sarah Clarke
Aisha Hamzah Jemma Mears Shellie Reeves
Ms Andrea Jester and Team Hands Jemma Mears  Sophie Coventry
Bereavement Services Jo Mathews Stephen Heap
Dawn Pinfold Julian Raiman Stephen O'Loughlin
Eloise Neumann Kim Mills Tasmin Butt
Mr Guirish Solanki Kirstie Shannon Therapy Transplant Games Team
Helen Bates Rachel Gould Vital Services Estates Fundraising Team, BCH
Helen Winmill and PICU Ritzanne Williams Vital Services Estates Fundraising Team, BWH
Helen Woodman Roxanne Williams Will Graves
Janet Greenley Ruth Johnston Mr William Lo
Jay Spragg    

Commitment to Diversity Nominees

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Alice Nason Dr Intikhab Zafurallah Rajeshree Rana
Antler Bowers Eudmar Marcolino Ranjit Bassi
Carra Smith Genetics Team Rohesia Darkin
Clare Atkinson Hannah Wood Sambrina Begum
Darren Lamb Lawrence Kelly Siobhan Durkin
Darren Martin-Lamb LGBTQ+ Staff Network Group Waheeda Rahman
DAWN Staff Network Maria Jennings Ward 3, BWH
Delia Poolton Andrea Jester   
Dileepa Nathavitharana Raj Jagpal  

Moment of Magic Nominees

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Alexander Cross  Fran Adams Natalie Lawson
Aimee Taylor Frances Adams Szewczykowska Natasha Khan
Amy Drew and Team  Frances Szewczykowska Neonatal Team
Beckki Handy Joanne day  Nicki Twigg
Dr Ben-Lawrence Kemah Joshua Pepper Richard Neil
Dr Blackburn Julie Summersby Robert Moore
Caitlin Ralphs Laura Ramm Samantha Cumiskey
Claire Smith Lauren Hennell Sandy Cross 
Dayna Wright  Libby Armstrong Alexander Cross 
Demi Banks Liver Theatre Team Ward 12
Dr Helen Cox Lucy Lancashire Wayne Roberts 
Dr Lauren Young  Michael Harris Dr Manobi Barooah
Dr Saba Minara Bibi Alexander Cross 
Emma Watson Matthew Parsons   
Flora Elmarie Van Der Merwe  

Most Inspiring Colleague Nominees

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Afeda Mohamed Ali Dr Vadagur Premachandra Louisa Davidson
Aimee Curran Edwina Goh Louise Bull-Tyagi
Aimee Taylor Elaine Donoher Lucy Cooper
Alexander Cross Elizabeth Bryson  Lucy Cooper
Angela Henry Ellie May Sullivan  Mariama Abdulai
Anjali Heer Emily Magee Marie Murphy
Anya Jadhakhan Emma Cawsey Mark Chadwick 
Ashfield Unit Team, Parkview Clinic Fiona Gamston Maxine Quayle
Becky Clague Fiona Togneri Melissa Connolly
Bob Maxfield Fran Adams Michelle Cocking
Bruce Gordon GAU Team, Parkview Clinic Mohamed Mohamed
Carol Pulford Gemma Price Molly Yeardsley
Claire Hodgetts Hannah Latif Natalie Read
Claire Hughes Harvey Sanghera Nayana Mistry
Claire Powell Helen Walshe Paul Scott
Clare Atkinson Hena Syed-Sabir Rebecca Clague
Clare Thomas James McQuistan Rohesia Darkin
Connie Morse-Brown Jamie Tullet  Sally-Ann Morris
Connie Weston Jane Cotterill Sarah Stone
Daljit Athwal Jay Kumar Sarah Whale
Davy Evans Jessica Sharman Sarah Williams
Deb Forde John Burnham Shirley Hallett
Deborah Forde Julie Gardner Simon Larkins
Deb Spruce Julie Gonzalez Sophie Hanrahan
Deborah Spruce Justine Kidd Sunny Sohpal 
Dee Mcelroy Kate Thomas Susan Longman
Denise Golding Katie Wright Tasmin Butt
Denise Leach  Kimberley Dale Tim Newbold
Dr Barney Scholefield Kirsty Stapledon Tina Small
Dr Ben Stanhope  Kookie Salt Ursula Hardy
Dr Penny Davis  Laura Oliver Wellbeing Advocates for Theatre Staff (WAFTS) 
Dr Sam Hughes Lisa McDonagh Zoe Guy

Outstanding Clinical Team Nominees

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18-25 ADHD Team  Haematology Laboratory Team Rainbow Clinic
Adult ADHD team  Haemostasis Service Rainbow Clinic (DAU)
ANC QI Project Team Heart Investigation Unit Renal Dialysis Team
Ashfield Ward, Parkview Clinic Heart Unit Retinoblastoma Team
Band 7 Delivery Suite Shift Leaders Keller Team Shagufta Khan
BCH Cystic Fibrosis Team Liver Team  Site Co-ordinators
BCH Ketogenic Dietitians Main Outpatients Department  Sophie Adams 
BCH Physiotherapy Acute 'Out of Hours' Service Team Maternity Preceptorship Team Team Keller
Blood Biker Volunteers Matt Verney and The Array Technical Team Termination of Pregnancy Team
Burns Team Medical Day Care Team Theatre 5 - Spinal Deformity Team
Burns Therapists Team Medical High Dependency Unit Theatres Team, BCH
BWH Anaesthetics Team Mental Health Services Team Theatres Team, BWH
BWH Consultant Anaesthetic Team Milk Bank Team  Tommy's Miscarriage Team
BWH Mortuary Team Milk Bank Team  Ultrasound Team, BCH
BWH Obstetric theatre team Dr Gemma Holder Urodynamic Nurses 
Caitlin Ralphs Emma Cawsey  Ward 10 Nursing Team
CAMHS Urgent Care Team Miss McDermott  Ward 10 Team
Cancer Nurse Specialist Team Mr William Lo Ward 12 Nursing Team
Carenotes Recovery Group Natalie Woodhead Ward 15
CICU Team Neonatal Educators Team Ward 15
Community Complex Care Team Nutritional Care Ward 17
Cystic Fibrosi Team Obstetric Theatre Team Ward 18
Delivery Suite Team Occupational Therapy Team Ward 19
Dermatology Team PACE Team Ward 19 Stem Cell Transplant Team
Emergency Department Pain Team Ward 3 Postnatal Team
Endocrine Nursing Team Pain Team nurses  Ward 5 
Eye Department  PAU Team Ward 7
Family Team PAU Team Ward 8 Gynaecology Team
Fertility Nursing Team Pharmacy Procurement Team  Ward 8 Team, BWH 
FTB Learning Disability Team PICU Team West Midlands Newborn Screening Team
GAU Team, Parkview Clinic PICU Team Winter Ward 2022/23 (Ward 2) Team 
Gynaecology Outpatients Team Pre-admission Team  

Outstanding Support Team Nominees

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ADHD Admin Team Histology Office Paediatric Ophthalmology Medical Secretaries
Adam Field Hollie Cummings Palliative Care Team, BCH
Aspire Team Housekeeping Team (Genetics Labs) Pathology IT
BCH GCS Team HR Team, BCH Patient Administration Services Team 
Bereavement Services HR Team, BWH Paul Scott 
Blakesley Administration Team  Informatics Team, BCH PICU Admin Team
Burns Physiotherapy Team Informatics Team, BWH Plastics Physiotherapy Team
BW Booking Office Team James Allbones Portering Team
BW ERC Team James McQuistan Postnatal Ward 3
BWC Safeguarding Team Kirsty Shannon QI Transformation Team
Chloe Dixon Lisa Hilton Shumena Begum
Christine Mott Maddie Ahmed Therapies Admin Team
Clinical System Teams Manjit Kumari Therapy Assistants
Communications Team Maternity Link Support Workers Vital Services Facilities Domestic Team, BCH
Dawn Pinfold Medical Engineering, BCH Ward 15
DAWN Staff Network Medical Engineering, BWH Wayne Roberts 
Dr Ari Jain Medical Secretaries, BWH West Midlands Family Cancer Service (WMFACS)
Fertility Administrative Team NICU Administration Team West Midlands Maternal Medicine Network Hub
FTB Admin Team  NICU HCAs Whole Genome Sequencing Team, Clinical Genetics
FTB Referral Management Centre Oaklands Admin Team William McDevitt
Gynaecology Admissions Team  Obstetric Booking Office Women's Division Operational Team
Gynaecology Booking Office Oncology administrative team  Yifan Laing

Rising Star Nominees

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Aaron Gilbert Fiona Terry Natalie Smith
Ben Lennon Hani Mohamed  Nicole Ganger
Beth Dennis Isa Tran Dr Nudrat Rizvi
Bethany Dennis Jane Williams Peter Weaver
Bethany Cullen Jitesh Patel Precious Nyagumbo
Bethany Odell Joe Coogan Robin Carter
Catherine Connolly Jon Evans Samantha Finn
Chloe Jennings Julie Gardner Sebastian Acquah Kofi
Chris Evans Kal Garcha Sherri Lawrence
Chris Wright Katie Goodyear Shonagh Dunlea
Ciara Clarke Fitzpatrick Katie Jane-Price Shruti Shreekumar
Collaine Evans Kira Tonks Sophie Hall
Daisy Eatwell Lauren Jones  Steve Denasi
Daniel O'Mara Layla Little Talia Treen
Declan Treanor Louisa Davison William Hughes
Daniel Betteley Louise Day Zainab Nana
Donna Taylor Lucy Williamson Zoe Culwick 
Edwina Goh Mark Hough Amy Meredith-Storer
Ela Ortega Masuma Nurjahan April Fontanos

Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement Nominees

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Dr Alison Foster Fiona Terry  Mark Abella
Dr Anand Nitin Kanani Fionnuala Terry Maternity Triage
Andrew Cooper  Fresh Start to Recruitment Team  Michelle Wakelin
Clinical Research Facility Team Gareth Stringer Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Cochlear Implant Team Gemma Kavanagh  Neuro-rehabilitation Early Supported Discharge Team
Dermatology Team Group B Strep Screening for Expectant Mothers Team Nicky Speakman 
EB Nursing Team Heart Investigations Unit Dr Si Santra
Emergency Department  Heart Investigations Unit Transitional Care Team
Eney Mhizha  Helen Smart Pain Nursing Team
The West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative Team Helen Winmill Rachael McDermott
Eney Mhizha and the West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative Team PICU Research Team Rachel Shanahan 
Eney Mhizha Induction of Labour Working Group Sara Gardiner
EPIQ Team WGS - Rare Diseases Jo Matthews  
Fertility Labs Team Liver Unit Team  

Unsung Hero Nominees

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Abigail Conway Haemodialysis Team Natasha Foster 
Adam Brothwood Hannah Latif  Nayana Mistry
Ahliya Sarwar Hannah Sharpe Nicky Round
Aimee Cope Harish Hemraze Nicky Smith
Aimee Landon Harjeet Bhatoe Nicola Round
Amanda Bryce  Harpreet Bhatti Nicole Ganger
Amarjit Kaur Heart Valve Bank Nicole Ganger
Andrology Team Henna Hussain Nina Price
Angela Holliday Hine Heather  Noor Jahan Mohhidin 
Ann-Louise McDermott  Ian Whistance  Nyasha Hunter
Anya Jadhakhan Ian Wood Olivia Dyer
Ariella McCauley  Inpatient/Acute Speech and Language Therapy Team, BCH Outpatients Team
Ashish Patel Irena Wieczerzynska Paediatric Surgery Medical Secretaries
Asif Shafi Jackie Kang Pardeep Tatter
Aspire Team Jacqueline Jackson Paul Chamberlain
Barrie O'Hare James Chauhan Paul Scott
BCH Acute Speech and Language Therapy Inpatient Team Jan Walter Penny Gough
Bernie Grigg Jane Bradshaw Penny Hill
Bethan Downing  Jane Cotterill Peter Weaver
Bethan Young Jane Owens Peter Williams
Bethany Odel Jasmin Kang  Pharmacy Procurement Team 
Bob Maxfield Jennifer Wright Phil Wilson
Brian Bayliss Jess Parry  Polly Clarke
BWC Safeguarding Team Joyce Perks Precious Nyagumbo 
Cancer Nurse Specialist Team Julia Arnold QI Transformation Team
Caren Mann Julie Gonzalez Rachel Fellows
Carl McFarlane Kalbir Garcha Rachel Marriott
Carol White Karen Wells-Richardson Rachel Steele
Carrie Ann Stanley  Kate Butler Raphael Giordano
Kate Newport Rebecca White 
Chris Hughes Katherine Aitchison Rebekah Dorman 
Chris Kotara Katherine Newport Richard Neal
Claire Evans Kathy Durowse Ruksar Khan 
Claire Fisher Katja Michel Samantha Finn
Claire Smith Kerri O'Regan Sandra Vickerage
Clare Atkinson  Kerys Grainger Sarah Bourne
Clinical Coordinator Team  Kim Homer Sarah Hadfield
Clinical Genetics Admin Team Kim Smith Sarah Ricketts
Community Core DMB Group Kimberly Oliver  Sarah Rose 
Daisy Eatwell Kirsty Bolger Sarah S Williams
Dan O'Mara Kirsty Hollis Sarah Taylor
Daniel O'Mara Kristina Abbott Sasha Swapp
Darren Martin-Lamb Laura Lowe Sean Rickard
David Kiongera Leah Brookes Sebastian Kofi
Dawn Pinfold Lisa Perrett Sharon Dobb
DAWN Staff Network  Louise Lee Sharon Lindsay
Deborah Spruce Louise Mortimer Sharon Sarkar
Declan Treanor Lucy Lancashire Sianne Smith 
Divya Joseph Luke Hatton Simon Fertig
Dr Gareth Rees Luke Hatton SLT Inpatient Team 
Edwina Goh Lynne Robinson Sophie Clayton 
Elaine Carrolan Ma Rochelle Tabora Sorcha Creamer
Elizabeth Priestley  Marc Clegg Steve Danesi
Emma Eardely Marcus Butler Thea Buchanan
Emma Saidler Mariama Abdulai Tina Small
Emma Wright Marianne Taylor Trudi Plant
Family Team Marie Murphy Urology Medical Secretaries
Fatima Alatame Mark Bridgen Velma Wright
Fatima Kalsoom Mark Chadwick Vicki Hill
Fiona Gamston Matthew Parsons  Victoria Penfold
Fionnuala Terry Maz Taylor Vital Services Estates Admin Team, BWH
Fran O'Connor Megan Dancer Ward 3, BWH
Fresh Start to Recruitment Team  Michael Twining Wayne Roberts
Gemma Kavanagh Michelle McColl West Midlands Newborn Screening Team
Glaister Newell  Michelle Wakelin Women's Division Operational Team
Guirish Solanki Muzammil Khalid Zahraq Dixon
Haematology Laboratory Team Najum Qureshi   
Haematology Team, BWH Natalie Powell  

Volunteer of the Year Nominees

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Beth Dennis Jobanpreet Atwal Rachel Gould
Bethany Dennis Kirsten Duthie Rita Woods
BWH Knitters Midlands Freewheelers Rubina Rehman
Christine Elaine Punchard Nahida Rahman Sayeeda Hussain
Fathih Hassan Noah Star Think4Brum
Hiu Sze Tsui Olive Baynham Zoe Fung
Infant Feeding Pack Volunteers Pamela Stirrop  

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Please email bwc.communications@nhs.net - we will check that the nominator is happy for their details to be shared and then let you know.

How do I find out my nomination?

Please email bwc.communications@nhs.net after Monday 16 October and we can provide this information. Unfortunately, we won't have the capacity to respond to all enquiries until following the event.

Thank you to the following companies for kindly supporting this year's BWC Spirit Awards.

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As lead sponsor, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity is honoured, once again, to play a key role in recognising the truly outstanding achievements of all our incredible colleagues around our Trust.

VerseOne Logo

We are delighted to be your trusted digital partner and are proud to be sponsoring this award. The staff at BWC are an inspiration and we are proud to provide the platform that enables you to support your patients and colleagues across the organisation.

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Nonacus logo

Nonacus is a proud supplier of a range of Clinical NGS panels for Pre and post-natal disease and Oncology testing to the West Midlands Regional Genetics Service. 

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