Guy’s and St Thomas’ top nurses and midwives have been honoured by their colleagues at the hospitals’ annual awards.
The NHS trust’s annual nursing and midwifery awards went to fifteen individuals and a team.
Among the winners were Fenella Jolly, from the health inclusion team, who was named community nurse of the year.
Fenella’s team delivers services for homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers and people with addictions.
Fenella made sure that the people she cares for were offered a Covid-19 vaccination despite their often-difficult living circumstances.
Dan Wicks, who works in cardiovascular services, was named matron of the year.
Dan volunteered to be redeployed to critical care during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and organised wellbeing sessions for his team.
Claire Kennard, who leads the antenatal and newborn screening team, was named Midwife of the Year.
She was recognised for developing the service and supporting staff as they adapted to new ways of working.
Team of the Year went to the Covid-19 vaccination team – who helped with the design and day-to-day running of the vaccination centres.
The team have acted as role models when training and managing new vaccinators, many who come from non-healthcare related backgrounds.
Since the vaccination centres opened in December 2020, the team has helped to deliver more than 500,000 doses of the vaccine.
Avey Bhatia, chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “I am extremely proud of our outstanding nurses and midwives who have risen to the challenges we have faced over the last eighteen months.
“They have delivered compassionate care to thousands of patients and their families so it’s really important to us that we recognise and celebrate their fantastic achievements.”
The full list of award-winners is as follows:
• Student nurse/midwife/nursing associate trainee of the year: Jessafer Fernandez
• Nursing assistant/support worker of the year: Anna Krawczyk
• Staff nurse of the year: Christine Mayiati
• Dental nurse of the year: Catherine Dumlao
• Midwife of the year: Claire Kennard
• Sister or charge nurse of the year: Debbie Pocock
• Cancer nurse of the year: Liz Frankson
• Specialist nurse of the year: Dani Adams
• Children’s nurse of the year: Lauren McCann
• Matron of the year: Dan Wicks
• Community nurse of the year: Fenella Jolly
• Senior leadership award: Debbie Mundle
• Rising star of the year: Hassan Koroma
• Team of the year: COVID-19 vaccination team
• The Nightingale Fellowship Award: Georgina Crew
• Chief Nurse Award: Samantha Salaver