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Going The Extra Mile Award

This award celebrates the contribution of an individual or team which has shown extraordinary commitment to our shared aims and has gone beyond the call of duty for people who use our services and/or our staff.

This year, as there were so many great nominations in this category, two winners have been selected (one for an individual and one for a team). There are also four highly commended nominations (two for individuals and two for teams).

Sponsored by Director of Nursing and Practice, Paul Keedwell.

Individuals

Winner:

  • Rob Patmore

For his extraordinary commitment to providing truly personalised care for people and their families during very challenging times.

Rob is pictured above with Chief Executive Melanie Walker and Chair Julie Dent CBE.

Highly Commended:

  • Dr Victor Olotu

For his continuous commitment to improving the learning disability service and his work to innovate and develop solutions to recruitment challenges whilst always going ‘above and beyond’ and continuing to cover the Additional Support Unit during recruitment difficulties.

Dr Olotu is pictured above with Chief Executive Melanie Walker and Chair Julie Dent CBE.

  • Lyanne Wilson

For her dedication and commitment to supporting a person using our services to complete an Open University course - even when they felt like quitting.

Lyanne is pictured above with Chief Executive Melanie Walker and Chair Julie Dent CBE.

Teams

Winner:

  • Louise O’Neill and Charles Dixon

For their dedication to the improvement of the Russell Clinic and the extraordinary support they have provided for their team.

Louise and Charles are pictured above with Chief Executive Melanie Walker and Chair Julie Dent CBE.

Highly Commended:

  • Vicky Shorters and Andrea Fairclough

For their dedication to raising awareness, particularly around dementia. In going ‘above and beyond’ their roles undertaking innovative projects for the benefit of others, such as writing the children’s book about dementia - Grandad and the Pirate Chest of Memories.

Vicky is pictured above with Chief Executive Melanie Walker and Chair Julie Dent CBE. Andrea was unable to attend the ceremony.

  • Kelly Anderson and Ocean View Ward

For their extraordinary care of a particular person, with very complex needs, on the ward in March.

Kelly is pictured above with Director of Nursing and Practice, Paul Keedwell and also accepted the award on behalf of her team, Ocean View Ward.

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