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.”
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.