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Congratulations to our award winners and all our finalists

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Events and conferences, News on 12th April, 2021

Our 18th Celebrating Achievement Awards were held on Thursday 9 April to much success. The event was opened by Andy Willis, Chair, who welcomed everyone to our first virtual awards ceremony with a message of thanks for the fantastic work being done by our finalists, and all at DPT, and of hope for brighter things to come with the easing of lockdown. 

Melanie Walker, Chief Executive compered the event with support from a number of celebrities who had taken the time to record messages of congratulations to our finalists. They included; David Walliams, Michael Caines, Tom Chapman, Matt Jess, Exeter City Football Club and Laura Canty. Our heartfelt thanks to them for their much appreciated contribution to making the event a success.

Over the course of the event, our award sponsors presented eleven awards across seven award categories. Those attending were able to read about more about each of our finalists in the Celebrating Achievement Awards 2021 programme.

The event was broadcast live for all staff to watch as the winners and highly commended were announced.

Huge congratulations to the winners and to our Highly Commended recipients listed below:

Our winners

Anything’s Possible Award

  • Winner: Urgent Critical Care Hub
  • Highly Commended: Personality Disorder Service

Making a Difference Award

  • Winner: Emma Saunders
  • Highly Commended: Tara Sercombe
  • Highly Commended: Facilities Team

Going the Extra Mile Award

  • Winner: Dr Su Thomas
  • Highly Commended: Jeremy Bowers
  • Highly Commended: Hayley Smith

Going the Extra Mile Award

  • Winner: Chichester House Team
  • Highly Commended: Torbay North Community Mental Health Open Dialogue Team

Nurse of the Year

  • Winner: Joe Nott
  • Highly Commended: Nikki Bradshaw

Team of the Year


  • Winner: Coombehaven Ward
  • Highly Commended: TALKWORKS

Team of the year


  • Winner: Materials Management Team
  • Highly Commended: Chaplaincy Team

Together Award

  • Winner: CAMHS Young Advisors Team
  • Highly Commended: New Leaf

Board Award

  • Infection Prevention and Control Team
  • IT Team
  • Communications Team

Board Special Service Award

  • Awarded to David Somerfield