Each month we’re fortunate to receive so many heartfelt nominations recognisng our colleagues that have lived our Trust values of being Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate. As always, we’d like to say a huge ‘thank-you’ to everyone who put someone forward for our much-coveted ABC Star of the Month prize in our latest round. If you know of an individual or team that is deserving of the prize please do get in touch. Details on how to make your online submission can be found below.
Dr Azam Baig
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated in May; none more so than our worthy winner, Dr Azam Baig, Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery. A colleague made the nomination to recognise Azam’s commitment and dedication to a child he was caring for.
As he was heading home to join his loved ones for the breaking of the Ramadan fast he learnt that one of his patients was unwell. Knowing how busy the team was he didn’t hesitate on returning to the ward and contact other specialties involved, while offering support to the nursing staff and reassurance to an understandably anxious family. He showed total compassion by putting aside his own plans until the child was stabilised. Well done Azam.
Stoma Nurse, Gail Fitzpatrick, was nominated by a parent whose son has been under her care his whole life. Recently he was due for a procedure and mum was panicking as she wasn’t sure who would be able to do this easily and without creating additional stress for her child. Gail had a telephone consultation and a face-to-face meeting and managed to do this quickly and easily because of the trust she had built up with the young boy over the years. Congratulations to ‘Auntie Gail’ as the family now call her.
Natasha Sinclaire, Midwife on Ward 8 at our Women’s Hospital, was nominated by a mum who was going through a difficult and stressful time. She said: “Natashal was so calm and she made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. She went above and beyond to make sure I felt supported and reassured and stayed by my side.
“I didn’t get to say thank-you or tell her how much she helped me while I was there because I was asleep when she left, but I really would like her to know that she made a difference and I really appreciate how good she was with me.
“I have never been treated so well in hospital before and the emotional support that I received has really helped.”
Next on the shortlist is Nayana Mistry, Events Manager in our Communications team. Her dedication and commitment to meeting both her own high standards and the expectations of others across BWC is evident every day. Recenty, Dr Satish Rao, Deputiy Chief Medical Officer, contacted the team asking for support in organising a virtual memorial service. Nayana spent time with Dr Rao to understand more about requirements, as well as speaking with family members to ensure things ran smoothly.
Dr Rao explained: “She helped me organise my thoughts, materials and helped me with the preparation, which I found invaluable. And all of this she did voluntarily, in fact, she contacted me and volunteered to help. All I can say is a big and heartfelt thanks to Nayana. She is a superstar.”
Well done to every one of colleagues nominated.
The awards echo our Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate Trust values. Every month, our panel will select a winner from those who’ve been nominated by you. To ensure that your nominee gets the recognition that they deserve and has the best chance of winning, we ask that you give as much detail as you possibly can when filling out the nomination form and let us know why they deserve to win.