Accolades presented to area’s NHS staff

EASTBOURNE and Hailsham-based NHS workers picked up some star accolades at the 2011 Staff Awards of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Eastbourne’s 12-strong Early Intervention in Psychosis team, based at Avenida Lodge, won Sussex Partnership’s Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion Award for helping to promote diversity and understanding. Marian Trendell, based at Hellingly near Hailsham, though working in a Sussex-wide role, won the Outstanding Contribution Award for consistently delivering an exceptional level of service over an extended period of time.

Marian is Professional Head of Social Care (Specialist Services).

Hellingly-based Head of Catering at Sussex Partnership William McCartney won the Green Gurus Award for contribution to a sustainable catering service sourcing virtually all vegetables and other produce locally.

Alison Bradbury, who is based at Hellingly and works as a staff vocational training manager, won the Excellence in Teaching and Research Award.

Last but not least, the Woodside Estates Department - Russell McQueen, Simon Field, Andy Belton, Neville Rose, Graham Skippings, Steve Horsey, Paul Kingston.

Three hundred and fifty Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff and volunteers who provide mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services in and around Sussex attended an award ceremony recognising their achievements at Brighton’s Corn Exchange.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Staff Awards have been held every year since 2007 to honour dedication, commitment and the delivery of excellent services.

Sussex Partnership employs 4,500 doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, psychologists and staff in support roles, plus 300 volunteers.