DGH staff praised for hard work at awards ceremony

Maternity and paediatrics SUS-140523-101247001
Maternity and paediatrics SUS-140523-101247001

Staff from the hospital trust were praised for their hard work and dedication to patients at an annual awards ceremony.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Eastbourne’s DGH and the Conquest Hospital, hosted the event at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

The evening celebrated the amazing work staff do on a daily basis and recognised their achievements.

More than 150 nominations were received for the nine categories and winners and finalists were chosen by panels of independent judges.

The 10th category, the Chairman’s Cup winner, was chosen and presented by the trust’s chairman, Stuart Welling.

The keynote speaker for the evening was Andy Whittaker, co-author of The Art of Being Brilliant.

The event was supported by the Friends of both hospitals and the winner in each category was presented with a prize donated by local businesses.

Other firms which supported the annual awards were The Hidden Cellar, Bandeau Hair & Beauty Studio, Halo – Clothing, Accessories & Gifts, Pomodoro e Mozzarella Ristorante, La Locanda Del Duca Ristorante, The Sovereign Centre, The Grove Experience, Life Planning Solutions, Great Hairdressing, Knockhatch, Jali Fine Indian Dining, The Very Nice Handbag Company, The Tri Store, Peridot Jewellers Ltd, Curzon Cinema, Taboo, David Lloyd Bowling, Red Guava and Hotter Beaconsfield Footwear Ltd.

The awards and categories were as follows:

Developing Excellent Services

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Winner – Stroke Therapy Services (Acute, Rehabilitation and Community)


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Winner – Sue Gorringe, team leader, district nursing

Quality Improvement

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Winner – Maternity and Paediatric Teams (pictured)

Team of the Year

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Winner – Electronics and Medical Equipment (EME)

Using information to improve care

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Winner – Janet Jackson, diabetes specialist dietitian

Working behind the scenes

Sponsored by Trust Charitable Funds

Winner – David Peerless, IM&T senior change analyst

Working in partnership

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Winner – Community Health Services Pharmacy Team

Personal Development

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Winner – Anna Hoffmann, healthcare assistant/trainee associate practitioner

Health and Well-being

Sponsored by The Sovereign Centre – www.eastbourneleisurecentres.com

Winner – Lorna Earl, counsellor, occupational health

Chairman’s Cup

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Winner – Chin Barton