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VIDEO AND GALLERY: Team Ipswich awards 2018
23 February 2018

The glittering Team Ipswich staff awards were held at The Hanger, at Milsoms Kesgrave, on Thursday.


Special guests were treated to welcome drinks and a string quartet on their arrival, before enjoying a delicious two-course meal.


Then came the main event, every nominee deserving of their invitation.


The first award of the evening saw administrator Stewart Taylor from the Frailty Assessment Base win the Living the Values Colleague of the Year category, sponsored by KainosEvolve.
Pam Talman, patient experience coordinator was highly commended in this category.


The next award was Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Medical Staff Committee and the top honour went to trainee therapeutic radiographer Lara Burgess, with paediatric registrar Nick Schindler highly commended.


Neonatal Unit fundraiser Inge Nijkamp was next to be recognised, being highly commended in our Supporter of the Year category. The judges then could not be split as the Baby Bereavement Group and the Somersham Ward Support Group won the top prize.


The Leader of the Year had many outstanding candidates but two in particular were recognised. First, Suja Varughese was highly commended for her work as a sister on Debenham ward. She was followed on to the stage by Rebecca Walker, Crisis Action Team Lead, who was the winner of the category.


The final category of the night was the fiercely-contested Team of the Year award, the judges highly commending the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Team and awarding the main prize to the Trauma and Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Team.


Finally, Winifred's Prize which was a special award for outstanding contribution, was presented to Theresa Heath, senior hospital coordinator. Theresa was presented with the award by a surprise guest, her daughter Nicola, who had travelled up to Ipswich from London especially to see her mum's special moment.

A video, with highlights of the evening can be viewed here, while a gallery of selected pictures from the event is also available.