Extra Mile Award Winners
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This page is the home of our Extra Mile winners - people that can stand proud as exemplary healthcare workers. Details of all of our winners for 2014 can be found below.
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Week 1 - Zoie Wilson - Support Worker, Sheffield
Week 2 - Susan Moore - Lead Nurse, Northampton General Hospital
Week 3 - Julie Swallow - Residential Social Care Worker, Derbyshire
Week 4 - Margaret Murray - Radiographic Support Worker, Gateshead
Week 5 - Nalin Kiri - Biomedical Scientist, London
Week 6 - Kelly Hayes - CPN Mental Health Nurse, Aylesbury
Week 7 - Samantha Smith - Care Worker, Oldbury
Week 8 - Charmaine Benjamin - Healthcare Assistant, Birmingham
Week 9 - Katie Fife - Young Carer, Liverpool
Week 10 - St. Michael's Hospice staff, Hereford
Week 11 - Paediatric Speech and Language Team, Colchester
Overall Extra Mile Winner - Katie Fife - Young Carer, Liverpool
Our winning nomination for Week 1 was Zoie Wilson, a Support Worker in Sheffield! Zoie was nominated by her colleague Michelle, who gave this lovely nomination:
"The mother in the family that Zoie supports has learning disability and this has had a significant impact upon her ability as a parent. Zoie has been pivotal in building up her confidence and empowering the mother to take on more roles and responsibilities within the household, therefore reducing the number of child protection concerns that we have in respect of the children. On a number of a occasions Zoie has made herself available at very short notice (1 -2 hours!) to support the mother to attend hospital appointments with her disabled daughter. The relationship that Zoie has forged with the family has been instrumental to their success, as she is able to speak plainly to them, in a way that they can understand, that is supportive but also advises themto follow the advice of professionals."
Pauline Holmes of our Sheffield branch presents Zoie with her award.
Week 2 Winner
Our winning nomination was for Susan Moore, a Lead Nurse for the Macular Clinic in Northampton General Hospital! Sue was nominated by hercolleagues Mr Gopi Reddy and Mr Maharatnam Logendran, who gave this lovely nomination:
"Sue has been the lead nurse for 5 years for the Age Related Macular Degeneration clinic in Northampton where patients have sight saving injections into the eye. Sue has been there for the patients as they progress through the trauma of losing their sight, to the only available treatment, of injections into the eye on a monthly basis. Many are understandably anxious and Sue has held hands and wiped tears and cared for all. Many patients ask for her by name and she will be sorely missedon her retirement this month.
As well as supporting patients, Sue has strived tirelessly to ensure a smoothly running clinic where space and appointment times are very limited. Sue was with us from the beginning when we started this clinic 5 years ago. We as her colleagues have valued her tremendously and we have seen the way Sue has trained her staff to encourage and build them up to be strong members of the Macular team, providing a first class service at all times. We would be delighted to see Sue honoured by the Extra Mile campaign."
The Macular Clinic team present Sue with her award.
Week 3 Winner
Our winning nomination for Week 3 was Julie Swallow, a Residential Social Care Worker for Derbyshire County Council. Julie was nominated by her client's brother in law, David Holmes:
"Julie has been the support worker for my brother in law who has learning difficulties for 22 years. She was pivotal in helping him take the first step to independent living and has been supporting him ever since, Julie's influence has enabled him to develop skills and independence we never thought possible. Over the past 22 years there has been hundreds of little ways that Julie has gone over and above to ensure he attained what he wants and Julie has shown great patience and understanding when supporting him. His life is definitely more enriched for Julie being part of it."