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Southend's shortlisted Hospital Heroes

16 August 2018

The shortlist has been announced for Southend Hospital’s Hospital Heroes Annual Awards 2018. The awards are a chance for staff to nominate their colleagues who exemplify the Trust’s values - care with compassion, working together, professional and accountable - and their underpinning behaviours. Over 100 nominations were received and this year the judges found it incredibly tough to decide on the shortlists for each category.

The awards evening will take place on Friday 28 September at Saxon Hall.

Below are the shortlisted nominees for the 2018 Hospital Heroes awards:

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Unsung Hero

  • Tony Haggar, Trust Gardener
  • Craig Browne, Radiotherapy Porter 
  • Elizabeth Smith, X-Ray Clerical Support

Working Together

  • Donna Gaba and the Theatres Urology Team
  • Pharmacy Technical Services & Quality Assurance team
  • Bridge the gap team
  • Urology department


  • Kerri Legg, Head Nurse, quality and mortality
  • Hannah Lawrence Smith, Midwife 
  • Renal Unit

Care with Compassion

  • Dr Syed Shah, ED Consultant
  • Holly Christie, Deputy Ward Manager 
  • Michelle Palmer, Deputy Ward Manager

Managing Director's Professional and Accountable Award

  • Richard Skidmore, QA Lab manager, Pharmacy QA
  • Dr Paul Guyler, Stroke Consultant 
  • Ruth Gale, Medical Matron

 Employee of the Year

  • IT Department
  • The Goods Inwards team
  • Kim Paskins, Neuro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Patient's Choice

  • Dr Thomas Keeble, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Christina Kinsella, Physiotherapist  
  • Southbourne Ward

Chairman's Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner announced on the evening