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More than 500 NHS staff celebrated at Hampshire Hospitals People Awards tea parties!

More than 500 staff members from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) have been recognised at special tea party events hosted to celebrate those nominated as part of this year’s HHFT People Awards.

Colleagues and teams from across Hampshire Hospitals came together to enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea, hear more about the achievements of nominees and take part in games and quizzes, with tea parties organised for everyone who received an awards nomination.

The HHFT People Awards are an opportunity to recognise the truly remarkable and inspiring things that Hampshire Hospitals staff do every day to care for patients and keep its hospitals running, celebrating those who consistently live the Trust’s values to make the extra-ordinary a normal part of the care and services it provides.

Over 550 incredible nominations were received from members of the public, patients, and Hampshire Hospitals colleagues who were all encouraged to share what had made a member of staff or team stand out from the crowd.

Hampshire Hospitals will also be celebrating all of this year’s HHFT People Awards finalists – with 48 colleagues and teams shortlisted across nine award categories – at a special awards ceremony to be hosted on Thursday 13 June at Winchester Cathedral.

Alex Whitfield, chief executive for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It was brilliant to be able to take a moment to recognise so many of our amazing colleagues and teams as part of our People Awards tea party celebrations.

“Huge congratulations again to everyone who has been recognised, including our fantastic award finalists – we’re looking forward to coming together to celebrate their achievements at our special HHFT People Awards ceremony in June.”

The full HHFT People Awards shortlist can be found below:

HHFT People Awards shortlist:

  • CARE Award – Corporate: Mary Kearney, Nicola Lappin, Ali McClure, Operations Centre Team, Malgorzata Senderek.
  • CARE Award – Family & Clinical Support: Ceri Claridge, Children’s Community Nurses, Nick Cortes, Gemma Lockyer, Linda Wood.
  • CARE Award – Medicine: Natalie Atkins, Beena Bala, Rebecca Housley, Adrian Jeffrey, Andrew Oswell.
  • CARE Award – Surgery: Claire Eastick, Nick Jonas Ward, Amy Kerr, Nikki Potter, Sarah West,
  • Inclusivity Award: Tahir Akbar, Maricka Kenneth, Nicola Lappin, Kizzy Long, Emily Mean, Trudi McDowall.
  • Innovation Award: Gareth Davies and Helen Bates, Medicines Management Satos, Pair 1 Study Team, Point of Care Testing Team, Volunteer Services.
  • Collaboration Award: Donna McCormack, Site Office Team, Mary So, Nick Standen, Rob Strachan.
  • Patient Care and Experience Award: Jason Glover, Samantha May, Jo Sneddon, Rob Strachan.
  • WOW of WOWs: Helen Bloomfield, Jaco De Boers, Sally Hinder, Sian Moyter and Shawford Ward, Katie Mashingaidze, Samantha Wright.

The HHFT People Awards are funded by Hampshire Hospitals Charity, who support patients, staff and volunteers at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. If you would like to get involved or wish to find out more about how you can support, please contact

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