Gateshead Health Star Awards 2023 winners announced

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.