A HAMPSHIRE NHS Trust has announced the 11 winners of its annual awards ceremony.

Southern Health has announced the winners of the Star Awards, a staff recognition scheme to reward teams and individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty and are passionate about providing the best possible service to the people we care for.

The winners ranged from Hayley Stockford who delivered the Trust's first ever ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign, training over 2,300 children in CPR and basic life support; to Claire Walsh and her perinatal mental health colleagues who supported a young mum after the birth and sad death of her daughter.

Winners also include Farrukh Kamal who only started his career as a health care support worker at Antelope House two years ago after previously working in computing.

More than 500 nominations were received from staff, patients, families and members of the public.

A team of judges then had the difficult task of selecting a shortlist of 41 finalists across 10 categories, based around Southern Health’s core values - People and Patients First, Partnership Working and Respect.

The winners of the Star Awards are:

  • Working in Partnership: Hayley Stockford for the Restart Heart Campaign, Hampshire
  • Respecting Others: Jo McGee and the Older Persons’ Mental Health Team, Winchester
  • Patients and People First: Claire Walsh, Community Perinatal Team Leader, Winchester
  • Quality Improvement: The Hawthorns 1 Team, Parklands Hospital, Basingstoke
  • Safe: Lauren Howlett, Discharge Facilitator, Acute Mental Health, Elmleigh, Havant
  • Innovation & Research: The South West Hampshire Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (based in Calmore)
  • Learner of the Year: Kim Lea, Heart Failure Team, Havant
  • Lifetime Achievement: Sandy Millard, Occupational Therapist, East Learning Disabilities
  • Chair & Chief Executive Award: (joint winners) Bryony McGinty, Occupational Therapist, Andover and Farrukh Kamal, Healthcare Support Worker, Antelope House, Southampton

Southern Health’s Chief Executive, Ron Shields, said: “Every nomination is a reflection of the compassion, hard work and commitment our staff provide to the people they support every day.

"I am honoured to lead an organisation with such a passionate workforce that is committed to delivering the best possible care to those who use our services.

"Of course this year, all our staff have gone above and beyond in their care of our patients and in tackling the threat of coronavirus and I am immensely proud of each and every one of them.”