We’ve done some phenomenal things over the course of the year and we’re really proud of what we have achieved together.
With that in mind, our executive team got together to pick their Stars of 2022 – those people who embody our values of Kindness, Courage and Respect and always go that extra mile.
Collectively, they carry out a range of roles across our Trust and, today, we will be revealing who they are and what makes them a star.
Our first winner is Accounts Assistant Max Rowbotham, who is hoping for some good exam results in his Christmas stocking this year.
Chief Financial Officer, Lee Bond said: “You have shown enthusiasm, willingness to learn and have recently taken on additional responsibility for Capital and Fixed Assets. You continue to help colleagues navigate the Advanced Procurement and Accounts Payable Systems, and play an active role in liaising with ELFS to sort queries and processes. You are undertaking professional development and are in your final year of AAT. This recognition is well deserved as you are not only hardworking, honest and reliable but a pleasure to work with, and have a brilliant sense of humour. “
Well done Max!
Our second winner is incredibly helpful Information Systems Trainer, Luke Maddison.
He’s one of our most regular recipients of our staff Thank You messages and nothing is ever too much trouble.
He’s always looking for ways to make our lives easier, producing great user guides for a wide range of tasks – as well as bringing virtual helper Service Desk Stu into our lives.
It’s also thanks to Luke that we were able to stream our Annual Members Meeting online this year, making it accessible to members of our communities who may otherwise been unable to attend.
What a star!
Our next Star, Kevin Allen, is one of those wonderful people who freely gives up his time to help others.
Chair of our Trust Board, Sean Lyons, said: Kevin is not only a volunteer at Scunthorpe General Hospital, he is also a Governor. He is a very committed volunteer, always cheerful, and makes a valued contribution to the Council of Governors.”
Kevin, what would we do without you?
Our fourth Star of 2022 is Membership Manager, Alison Hurley.
Director of Corporate Governance, Helen Harris, said: “Alison has gone over and above in her role during 2022. She undertook her role diligently and effortlessly by supporting the Council of Governors, Trust Board and the Corporate Governance Team during this very challenging year.
“Alison demonstrates not only the Trust’s values, but she is committed and passionate about her role and always ensures that everyone is supported at work. Alison has made a positive contribution to both the team and to the Trust and this is why she deserves to be recognised.”
Alison, you really are a star.
Our next recipient is our Mortuary Assistant, Lynn Sherlock.
Presenting Lynn with her award, our Chief Executive, Peter Reading said: “I’ve worked in the health service for nearly 40 years and I must have seen or heard about at least a thousand examples of extraordinary compassionate care from staff and I know every day that is happening within the health service. I have to say, there’s only a handful over those 40 years that stand out. When I read about the care you provided to a particular patient and his family, during the most difficult of circumstances, I shed a few tears, it really moved me.
The family said some extraordinary things about you:
“In the most painful moments of our lives, Lynn provided some comfort, I knew our son was safe in her hands. The staff in these posts really are unseen heroes and I feel strongly feel their care and compassion should not be overlooked. Lynn is a truly special lady, she does such an important role and one that impacts greatly on families. I could never thank her enough.”
Peter added: “You look after two groups here, the patients and their families. I think it’s such an important role and I’m very proud to be a colleague of yours. It’s a privilege to work with you.”
We couldn’t agree more. Thank you Lynn.
Our next recipient is a real Christmas Cracker, our Head of IT Operations, Cath Butterill.
Anyone who’s had the pleasure of working with Cath will know that she’s one of those amazing people who can juggle seemingly endless projects, look after her team’s wellbeing and have a laugh doing it.
Our Chief Information Officer, Shauna McMahon, said: “Cath has been juggling a lot to try to work on getting us and HUTH connected.”
Nice one Cath!
We’re also putting the well-deserved spotlight on one of the shining stars of the People directorate – HR Business Partner, Andy Jackson.
Our Chief Information Officer, Shauna McMahon, said: “Andy is a real positive solution finder.”
We agree – well done Andy.
After the Goole team’s fantastic achievement in being rated good overall, they definitely make the grade.
Presenting the star to Matron Kerry Owen on behalf of the team, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement, Ade Beddow, said: “Kerry deserves this for leading the improvements at Goole, recognised by the CQC, and for all the work she does at the hospital to keep patients safe and to engage with staff. She is a great example of how to bring the Trust’s values to life.”
Well done to the whole team.
Our next batch of Stars are collectively known as the Medicine Divisional Quad.
Associate Chief Nurse Simon Buckley, Divisional General Manager Sarah Smyth, Dr Asem Ali and Dr Anwer Qureshi are all senior clinical staff, who help to ensure our patients get the best care from our teams.
Chief Operating Officer Shaun Stacey said: “I have nominated the quad for their leadership in a tough year, their involvement in the Humber Acute Services review and for bringing in the Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Service.”
That’s four times the brilliance! Well done.
Our next deserving winner is Foundation Year One Dr Alice Norman.
Medical Director, Dr Kate Wood, said: “Alice is very resilient and, if something doesn’t feel right, she is tenacious about ensuring everything is as it should be.”
Nice one Alice!
One person who has definitely got the right stuff is Surgery Group Manager, Vicky Marshall.
Chief Operating Officer Shaun Stacey said: “Vicky’s positive attitude and drive are invaluable when it comes to sorting out issues in surgery and help keep the show on the road.”
What a star!
When it comes to delivering great care it’s important to be a team player – and that’s something that our next Star really excels at.
Grimsby Maintenance Assistant William ‘Billy’ Hamilton is a firm favourite – not only of the Estates and Facilities team, but colleagues across the site.
Like his namesake, speedy Beano favourite Billy Whizz, Billy is known for his speedy service and his friendly, helpful nature.
Presenting his award, Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities, Simon Tighe, said “You are a poster boy for upholding the Trust’s values. You demonstrate kindness to all, continually display the courage to do what is right in all circumstances and show the utmost respect in the way you approach everyone you come across. This has earnt you the utmost the respect of all of those that know you.”
Simon added: “Billy cuts an exemplary figure. He is well liked by all that have the pleasure of crossing his path, always helpful, always friendly; he is a role model for which many should follow, a true team player who loves to help others and he makes a real difference.
“The recent challenges when mobilising the new state of the art Emergency Department were met head on by Billy, he delivered a seemingly endless number of tasks and was a key figure in achieving its opening, all done with a smile on his face. He stands out amongst a strong team; always delivering, always helping and always caring.”
You don’t go into healthcare without being a People person – and our HR Governance and Policy Lead, Lyn Duffy is definitely one of those.
Director of People, Christine Brereton said: “Lyn has been chosen for an NLaG Star award as recognition for her fantastic work in the People directorate.
“She has led on implementing a robust governance structure that has provided the cornerstone of the policy review process, management of job evaluation, and provides support for colleagues in difficult and complex circumstances during the employment tribunal process.
“Lyn always takes pride in her work and is a great role model of the trust values of kindness, courage and respect.”
For Associate Chief Nurse for Midwifery Jane Warner and Deputy Head of Midwifery Nicky Foster, doing their best for our patients is a real labour of love.
Chief Nurse Ellie Monkhouse said: “With the ongoing scrutiny of maternity services across the country the ongoing requests for reports, evidence and data has been overwhelming.
“The ability for this trust to show its improvements and compliance with these requirements has been down to the work by Jane and Nicky.”
You’re definitely stars. Thanks Jane and Nicky!
They don’t shine much brighter than the stars of our Quality Improvement Team.
Presenting the award to Quality Improvement Manager Bev Hayward, Chief Nurse Ellie Monkhouse said: “The team started very small, and this initial core team were key to helping me build a Quality Improvement offer and method across the trust, whilst gaining some interest in what Quality Improvementcan do.
“The team has now grown, with a fantastic group of individuals who are helping other teams to make changes, both big and small.
“Their enthusiasm and support has helped us develop our Quality Improvement approach to change and that is down to the fantastic group of people they are.”
We agree – well done guys!