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Celebrating Estates and Facilities Day 2024

Staff at the Trust came together to celebrate National Estates and Facilities Day on Wednesday.

Around 100 people gathered at Choices Restaurant at Hillingdon Hospital to mark the event, which is an annual celebration of those who help keep our hospitals running on a daily basis.

As well as plenty of music, dance and cake, there were information stands from our partners to showcase how their work makes a difference to both patients and the local community.

There was also an awards ceremony to recognise staff for their efforts and achievements.

Awards were handed out by Steve Wedgwood, director of operational estates and facilities and chief executive Patricia Wright, among others.

The categories for the awards included innovation, digitisation, people development, personal development and a Green award.

In addition, five awards were handed out for the staff who displayed our five CARES values - namely communication, attitude, respect, equity and safety - when carrying out their work and dealing with colleagues and patients.

Below is a full list of the winners.

Innovation Award

For a project or idea that improves Estates and Facilities - showing innovation and potential for the future in bringing operational, financial, and other efficiencies.

  • Internal Transport and Patient Transport Team

Digitisation Award

This award recognises an idea or approach that uses digitisation to improve productivity, save money or increase income.

  • Lisa Barlow, Estates Compliance Officer  – Integration of mobile CAFM system

Team of the Year

The award recognises teamwork on a project that has resulted in improved performance, improved services and outcomes, and made a difference to patient or staff experience.

  • Clinical Engineering & Bed Maintenance

People Development Award

For actions taken to help staff development and improve wellbeing within their service area, with demonstrable awareness, impact, and service improvement.

  • Dee Fisher - Deputy Facilities Manager

Personal Development Award

This award recognises individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve their capabilities, skills, and experience. 

  • Liam Kearney – Internal Transport Driver

Green Award

This award recognises an individual or team that are doing their best to go ‘green’ and support sustainability.

  • Catering Services Team (led by Anne Byrne and David Blackman) – Integrating Sustainability

CARES Awards

One of the key Estates & Facilities goals is about ensuring that our staff live the CARES values and go ‘above and beyond’ for others. They help us to deliver the best patient experience for people who use our services.

  • Mary Sampson – Catering Services
  • Paulo Leitao – Linen Services
  • Joanne Rawlings – Car Parking
  • Sandra Mensa-Jones – Cleaning Services
  • Rita Prolze - Estates Maintenance

Director's Special Recognition Award

  • Louise Anderson, Catering Supervisor - Catering Innovation

Special Recognition Award for Financial Efficiency

  • Katy Estep, Bed Maintenance Administrator

Pictured above: Chief executive Patricia Wright with Sandra Mensa-Jones from Cleaning Services who won a CARES Award

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