On Friday 3 November 2023 the Trust celebrated the annual Star Awards event at The Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead. Staff from across the Trust gathered to celebrate the success, dedication, and hard work over the last 12 months.
At the award ceremony, guests listened to some engaging and inspirational stories about the work that goes on every day in the organisation, both in the hospital and out in the community.
Well done to every person and team who was nominated or shortlisted and a huge congratulations to our winners.
The winners of the Star Awards 2023 are:
Compassionate People Manager – Lynne Tweedy
Inspirational Team – Gateshead Fertility Unit
Excellence in Working Together – Covid Medicines Delivery Team
Innovation and Improvement Champion of the year – Michael Crowe
Inspirational Individual – Kerry Waterfield
Leading in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Amy Cole
Making a Difference – Macmillan Hospice at Home Team
Leading in Sustainability – Chris Thorpe & Rohit Garkoti – Anaesthetics Team
Dedicated to Development, Learning and Progression – Aileen Peacock
Health and Wellbeing Ambassador of the Year – Sharon Haak
Futures Awards – Abigail Garbutt, Macmillan Oncology Dietician
Fundraiser of the Year – Caroline Murray
Volunteer of the Year – Raymond Robinson
Excellence in Patient Experience and Engagement – The Mortuary Team
Lifetime Achievement – Debbie Whitaker
Living our Values – Richard Athey
Black History Month – Maria Alberts & Nancy Njoroge
Well done to the Macmillan team for winning two awards, the Futures Awards and Making a Difference award. Thank you to the team for their ongoing support and funding. The collaborative manner in which Gateshead Health work with Macmillan strengthens the positive and impactful relationship both organisations have.
Congratulations once again to all the winners, nominees and our whole workforce. Your hard work and commitment to Gateshead Health, the staff, and our patients is invaluable.
Thank you to all the companies who sponsored our awards ceremony this year. They include NG-IT, Chapsticks, Hill Dickinson, Wassenburg, Endosoft, Atkins Realis, GT Cleaning Machines, Liaison Group and Bridgehead.