BRITAIN’S Got Talent judge Amanda Holden made a surprise appearance at the annual Staff Excellence Awards for London North-West University Healthcare NHS Trust at Wembley Stadium.

She was invited by trust chief executive Pippa Nightingale, who assisted in the birth of one of Amanda’s children when she worked as a midwife. 

More than 600 staff attended the ceremony, which attracted more than 900 nominations across the trust, which includes Central Middlesex, Ealing, St Mark's and Northwick Park hospitals.

This included nominations from patients and members of the public.

Winners of the 14 award categories were:

Women’s and Children’s

Jacks Place team

Emergency and Ambulatory Care

Maria Doyle, Discharge Co-ordinator, Acute Medical Unit

Integrated Clinical Services

Olivia Stewart, Senior MRI Radiographer

Integrated Medicine

TB services


Sandy Young, Critical Theatre Manager

St. Mark’s

Hibo Abdullahi, Registered Nurse

Unsung Hero

Sohail Sardar, IT Engineer

Quality and Improvement

Virtual Ward Programme team

Volunteer of the Year Beryl Carr Award

Youth buddy volunteers

Fundraiser of the Year

Krystel Copeland, Assistant General Manager, breast service

Learner of the Year

Michelle Preston, Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

HEART Hero Special Recognition Award

Andy Mahony, Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Evie Mensah, Consultant Eye Surgeon and Anu Obaro, Consultant Gastrointestinal Radiologist

Central Middlesex Hospital site

Lifetime Achievement

Prof Mitch Blair

Team of the Year

Radiology Ultrasound Academy

Beryl Carr had the Volunteer of the Year category renamed in her honour as the NHS’s longest serving volunteer at the age of 101.