Staff, volunteers and charity fundraisers celebrated at NHS awards ceremony

A whole host of professions in the NHS were celebrated at the annual staff awards ceremony for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

From nurses and doctors, to therapists and pharmacists and those working behind the scenes in non-clinical roles; a total of 15 awards were presented at Our Stars 2019 at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

It wasn’t just NHS staff being honoured for the difference they make to local patients as volunteers and charity fundraisers were recognised too.

Nominations were accepted from staff and patients for the awards – with just under 600 received.

The Trust’s Chief Executive Peter Reading and Acting Chair Linda Jackson both presented a surprise award on the night – for someone they felt had shone brightly during the year and deserved recognition.

Vicky Page Chestney, Trust Safety Lead was winner of the Chief Executive’s Award

Alex Bell won the Chair’s Brightest Star Award

There was a touching moment when the winner of the Patient’s Choice Award, Ophthalmologist Pasha Siddiqui, was surprised backstage by the patient who nominated him.

Pasha Siddiqui, winner of the Patient’s Choice Award, pictured with Michelle Plumtree who nominated him

The winners of Our Stars 2019 were:

Kindness Award: Vicky Foster, A&E housekeeper, Scunthorpe hospital
Courage Award: Bev Allison, Medicine Management Team, Trustwide
Respect Award: Donna Higgins, Critical Care Nurse, Grimsby hospital
Unsung Hero Award: Richard Gleadhill, Medical Secretary, Scunthorpe hospital
Quality Improvement Award: Lissa Binoy and Khine Aung, Ophthalmic Practitioners, Scunthorpe hospital
Volunteer of the Year Award: Headway Salon Volunteers, Scunthorpe hospital
Staff Star Award: Chloe Bass, ITU Nurse, Grimsby hospital
Clinical Service Redesign Award: Acute Therapy Team (Orthopaedics), Grimbsy hospital
Excellence in Learning Award: Lauren McCluskey, Pathlinks, Grimsby hospital
Patient’s Choice Award: Pasha Siddiqui, Ophthalmology, Scunthorpe hospital
Leader of the Year Award: Darren Bartlett, Assisted Living Centre, Grimsby hospital
Team of the Year Award: Children’s Community Team, Trustwide
Health Tree Foundation Charity Champion Award: Mike Croft, Grimsby Cars
Chief Executive’s Shining Star Award: Vicky Page-Chestney, Trust Safety Lead
Chairman’s Brightest Star Award: Alex Bell, Head of Information Services, Trustwide

£600 was raised via a raffle on the night for the Health Tree Foundation’s Support Our Scanner appeal – which is raising funds to improve the experience for patients who need an MRI scan but are claustrophobic or nervous.

Further details about each of the winners and photos are available at

Our Stars 2019 was sponsored by Amvale Ltd.