THE work of healthcare staff and support workers from Ealing, Harrow and Brent was celebrated at their annual Staff Excellence Awards at Wembley Stadium.

More than 500 people in the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust attended, to see the winners of 13 categories announced.

It also offered the opportunity to look back over the previous year and celebrate some of the trust’s achievements.

This included winning several national awards, becoming a European leader in robotic knee surgery, and the best performing A&E in London.

Chief Executive Dame Jacqueline Docherty said: “Staff are the lifeblood of any successful organisation and we have an abundance of people here who regularly go above and beyond what is expected of them.”

“We tend to associate healthcare with clinical staff but there is a large army of people behind the scenes making sure things run smoothly, such as our volunteers, porters, domestics, waste management and catering.

Winners were:

Emergency and Ambulatory Care Division

Dr Harmandeep Singh, Consultant

Osama El Banna, Housekeeper

Integrated Clinical Services Division

Esther Slinn, Inpatient therapy lead

Integrated Medicine Division

Linda Scantlebury, Medical Secretary

Surgery Division

Usha Raman Nair, Ward Manager

Women and Children’s Division

Gene Taylor, Neonatal Matron

Unsung hero

Waste team

HEART hero

Christine MacManus, Matron, Eimir Bourke, Sister, Lorraine O’Riordan, Ward Manager

Quality and Improvement

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Team

Volunteer of the year

Connie Holmes, Radiology

Fundraiser of the year

Rose Amankwaah, Clinical Theatre Manager

Emergency Department team

Learner of the year

Nafisha Jama, Healthcare Support Worker

Chief Executive’s Lifetime Achievement

Jaswinder Dosanjh, Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist, Anti-coagulation

Chairman’s Team of the Year

Emergency Planning

​A special commendation went to Dr Nicholl and his furry sidekick, Pike, a Pets As Therapy dog. 

The trust has 9,000 clinical and support staff serving a diverse population of one million people.

It includes Northwick Park, St Mark’s, Ealing and Central Middlesex hospitals.