The Danshell Staff Recognition Awards honoured staff who have gone above and beyond in supporting both service users and colleagues.
A number of awards were presented during a gala dinner, held at the Marriot Hotel in York. The winners were:-
Family Carer Choice Award 2016
Lisa Gardner – Oaklands, Hexham
Unit Support Individual of the Year 2016
Julie Lonsdale – Ranaich House, Dunblane
Service Manager of the Year 2016
Sibusiso Mudimbu – Old Leigh House, Leigh on Sea
Outstanding Newcomer 2016
Evelyn Griffiths – Redlands, Darlington
Nurse of the Year 2016
Nicola Darby – Yew Trees, Kirby le Soken, Essex
Support Worker of the Year 2016
Kirsty Kerr – Ranaich House, Dunblane
Outstanding Team of the Year 2016
Hope House, Hartlepool
Outstanding Clinical Contribution 2016
Susan Wood – Occupational Therapist in South East services
Directors Special Recognition Award 2016
Sandra Ashton – Based in Darlington, Sandra is the Mental Health Act Manager for all services
Mel Ramsey, chief executive officer at Danshell, said: “I’m new to Danshell and one of my first jobs was to read through around 700 nominations for the staff awards.
“It was a fantastic way to get to know the business and the staff and I was blown away by the achievements of our employees. The awards night was inspiring and I’m really proud to be working with such an amazing team.”
Efi Hershkovitz, executive chairman of Danshell, said: “I believe that people should be recognised for their hard work, and going above and beyond in what they do. The awards celebrate people who have been nominated by their peers for their hard work and dedication in providing an exemplary standard of care.
“However, there are many more individuals carrying out sterling work in our services and I would like to personally congratulate every single member of the Danshell team for their achievements this year.”