Making a Difference Awards 2018
Cast your vote now in the people’s choice award
The Making a Difference Awards 2018 recognise the dedication, achievements and successes of individual staff and teams who work or volunteer across TEWV and who have made a real difference to help the Trust improve people’s lives.
Vote by midnight Sunday 6 January 2019.
For the people’s choice award we’re looking for an individual or team who
- has gone the extra mile to help and support service users and/or carers
- deserves to be recognised for their care and compassion
- lives the Trust’s values, commitment to quality, involvement, wellbeing and teamwork.
Service users, carers, staff, our volunteers and other members of the public are all welcome to cast their vote so take a look at the nominations below and help choose the winner of the people’s choice award.
***Liaison and diversion team, Durham and Darlington***
The team have been nominated for the improvements they have made to their wellbeing through the introduction of several different initiatives, which have also reduced sickness rates and improved staff retention. Read the full nomination here.
***Angela Maddison, team manager, children and young people’s services, North End House, Durham***
Nominated by a service user for the positive impact she has had on young people’s lives. Angela has been praised for her commitment in helping young people to feel happy and safe. Read the full nomination here.
***Sue Sargeant, team manager, South Tees community team, learning disability services, Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough***
Nominated by a colleague for her dedication and commitment and for putting patients and their families at the centre of everything she does. Sue is described as a compassionate and understanding and colleagues value her caring support. Read the full nomination here.
***Paul Kirby, nursing assistant, forensic services, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough***
Paul has been nominated by a service user for all the help and support he gives and for brightening up their day. Read the full nomination here.
***Tina Profitt, clinical nurse specialist, adult mental health services, Lancaster House, Stockton***
Nominated by six colleagues for going above and beyond her daily role and for the commitment and positive attitude she shows to her work. Her dedication to improving patient, carer and staff experience is inspiring and valued by many. Read the full nominations here.
***Polly Harrison, community psychiatric nurse, adult mental health services, The Anchorage, Whitby***
Nominated for the positive impact she has had on a service user and their family life. Polly is described as a dedicated nurse who is empathetic, understanding and takes pride in her job. Read the full nomination here.
***Autism strategy project team, Trustwide***
Nominated for implementing and delivering a vision to improve access to mental health services and support for autistic people. The multi-disciplinary team is implementing adjusted care pathways and delivering autism awareness training for Trust staff to improve knowledge of autism and the experience of those within our services who are living with autism. Read the full nomination here.
***Gillian McSweeney, health care assistant, forensic learning disability services, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough***
Nominated for her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the physical health needs of the patients on the ward. Her passion, encouragement and infectious smile produce a positive impact on all those around her. Read the full nomination here.
***Beverley Thorpe, consultant clinical psychologist, clinical director and professional lead learning disabilities psychology, North Yorkshire***
Nominated by a colleague for being a true leader who is caring, committed, dedicated, honest and transparent. She carries out her roles with enthusiasm, passion and commitment, her passion has led to significant changes in service delivery, which has helped to improve the health of service users. Read the full nomination here.
***Redcar child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), The Ridings, Redcar***
Nominated for improving staff wellbeing, developing service user participation, strengthening partnership links and raising awareness of mental health and learning disabilities in young people within the local community. Read the full nomination here.
- Voting ends midnight Sunday 6 January 2019.
- Your top four nominations will be announced in January 2019.
Additional award categories
The awards also have a number of additional categories which are now closed for nomination. The shortlist for these categories will also be announced in January 2019.
- Clinician of the year
- Healthcare support employee of the year
- Non-clinical services employee of the year
- Volunteer of the year
- Clinical team of the year
- Non-clinical team of the year
- Outstanding initiative – clinical services
- Outstanding initiative – non-clinical services
- Chairman’s award for everyday excellence
- The people’s choice award
All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a glittering evening awards ceremony in March 2019 at the Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, where the winners will be announced. Follow our awards on twitter using #TEWVStars
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