global recruitment specialists
REED Xmas Mile Award Winners
The Health & Care professionals that have been recognised in our Xmas Mile Awards
Congratulations to all our Xmas Mile nominees and winners! Below you can find details about our REED Xmas Mile winners so far and read their stories:
Week 4 Winner - SooWah Lee, MLA, Quintiles
Nominated by her manager Joanna: "I would like to nominate SooWah Lee, one of the MLA's who works in my laboratory for all of the hard work and dedication she puts into her job, often going above and beyond her role in order to get things done. She has assisted me with projects that I couldn't even entrust with my BMS staff and I know that whatever I ask her to do, the job will be done throughly and properly. She is an exemplary member of my team and I would like her to win this prize so she knows how much she is appreciated!"
Week 4 Runner up - Marta Jamroziak, St Mary's Cellular Pathology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Nominated by her manager Andy: "I would like to nominate Marta Jamroziak a Band 5 in St. Mary's Cellular Pathology at Imperial. The reason for this nomination is that this year she has taken on a number of extra duties including in a very sensitive area that have at times been very stressful. Marta has always coped and undertaken these tasks to a very high standard and always with a smile on her face. Marta is an excellent multi-tasker and has really gone the extra mile for Cellular Pathology this year."
Week 3 Winner - Rod Lynn, Biomedical Campus, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nominated by his manager Brian: "Rod is a senior BMS with 30 years experience. During that time he has always taken a proactive role in training and educating staff to high standards. He always goes above and beyond, and will regularly train in his own time, and often will come in on his day off to have a review meeting with students.
"He is highly respected by his colleagues for his knowledge and commitment, and is the one person that always gets singled out for thanks when someone passes an exam or achieves a qualification. Much to my frustrations he even trains locums well beyond the levels required to do the job that I need them to do! For these reasons and the length of time Rod has continued this commitment, I strongly recommend him for a Xmas hamper."
Week 2 Winner - Ruth Bernal-Campos, Haematology Dept, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital NHS Trust Foundation
Nominated by her colleague Lubina: "I wish to nominate this person as she goes over and beyond the call of duty. She is so thought conscious of the environment, of re-using everything and anything. But most of all she thinks ahead. The patient comes first and foremost. Always striving to improve how we do things and how to improve communication with all users. With staffing now I often rely on her heavily to perform lots of duties but I know I leave the lab in capable hands. She is amazing and I don't know what I would do without her."
Week 1 Winner - Carol Cantwell, Laboratory Manager, St Marys Hospital
Nominated by her colleague Robert: "Imperial Healthcare Trust is currently rolling out a major change in computer system for Blood Transfusion (BT LIMS) at all sites, with the additional challenge at the St. Mary's site of having a simultaneous change of major analysers.
Carol successfully took the lead on ensuring that all the advance planning was in place and that staff were appropriately trained. She spent many hours at work both evenings and weekends to achieve this outcome.
Without Carol it is extremely unlikely that the BT LIMS project would have been on track as it is; most probably the whole thing would have had to defer until Summer 2014!"
Carol (right) receives her Xmas Mile certificate from Reed Health & Care consultant Rachel Osben. Carol's prize was a luxury hamper
Week 1 Runner up - David Deans, Administration Assistant, The Salvation Army
Nominated by his manager Ron: "I would like to nominate one of our Assistants, David Deans. He goes out of his way to make mine and the rest of the team's life easier, looking for ways to streamline our processes. He also sits on four of our internal forums and attends all of our social events.
David often comes in in his own time to escort service users to play and watch football and has volunteered to work Christmas Day and New Year's Day this year - allowing two other staff members to spend the holiday with their families. What a guy!"