Staff Awards 2022

CW+ is proud to support the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Staff Awards, recognising and celebrating the Trust staff who are going the extra mile to provide world-class care for our patients. This year, on 21 September, the first awards ceremony since before the pandemic was held at the Science Museum in South Kensington.

The Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, Lesley Watts, opened the event at which 250 guests came together in-person to recognise and commend colleagues from across the organisation.

A record 1,066 nominations were submitted this year from patients and staff, and across 20 categories we saw outstanding individuals and teams take home awards. A full list of the winners is available below.

Chris Chaney, the Chief Executive of CW+, said: “We were delighted to sponsor the return of the Staff Awards. The last few years have undoubtedly been some of the most challenging times the NHS has ever faced, but our staff’s resilience, commitment and dedication to our patients and their families has been extraordinary.

“It was a privilege to support these special awards, bringing teams together to celebrate those who go above and beyond to care for our patients. Congratulations and thank you to all the winners and nominees; it was a wonderful evening and a well-deserved celebration.”

2020 Winners

Clinical CW+ Special Award

Palliative Care Team

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Award

Domestic Abuse Team

CW Innovation Award

Lucy Thomas, Consultant, Dermatology

Green Person of the Year

Simi Sebastian, Senior Staff Nurse

Nurse of the Year

Marie-Françoise Jakarasi, Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist

30 Years of Service Recognition

Recognising our staff with 30+ years’ service to the Trust

Midwife of the Year

Cheryl Opimo-Fisher, Midwife

Allied Health Professional of the Year

Rupert Penwarden, Consultant and Superintendent Radiographer

Corporate Employee of the Year

Yu Chen, Head of Financial Operations

Volunteer of the Year

Lynn and Frank Greenland, Stroke Unit Volunteers

Doctor / Surgeon of the Year

Rachael Jones, Consultant, HIV/GUM

Pharmacist / Healthcare Scientist of the Year

Patrick To, Pharmacist

Collected on Patrick’s behalf by Chief Pharmacist Deirdre Linnard.

Clinical Support Worker of the Year

Vanessa Martinez, Healthcare Assistant

Apprentice of the Year

Mabel Mchemwa, Nurse Associate

Collected on Mabel’s behalf by Deputy Chief Nurse Vanessa Sloane.

Support Services Employee of the Year

Brendan Rouse, Desktop Build Analyst

Team of the Year

Receipts and Distribution Team, Supply Chain and Logistics

Role Model of the Year

Edson Nogueira, Consultant Physician

Collected on Edson’s behalf by Kathleen Bonnici, Consultant In Acute and General Internal Medicine.

Leader of the Year

Chiara Pieretti, Consultant Anaesthetist

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chris Higgs, Head of Nursing, HIV/GUM and Dermatology

Chief Executives Special Award

Dedicated to the staff we sadly lost during the pandemic and the staff who continue to support us.