Cardiology duo are our heroes
31 October 2012
Two members of staff at Southend University Hospital have been officially recognised as NHS Heroes as part of a new national recognition scheme of the same name.
Wendy George and Zoe Gregori, general managers in the cardiology
and respiratory department, were nominated by their colleague Nikki
Baines for their commitment to constantly improve patient
care and quality of working life for staff.
"Wendy and Zoe are so supportive and dedicated to quality in the
department," said Nikki, a principal physiologist. "People often
overlook the work that managers do. I wanted to make sure they
received the recognition they deserve - they are NHS heroes."
Launched by former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to mark the
64th anniversary of the NHS, the NHS Heroes scheme
honours the individuals and teams who go the extra mile to improve
life for patients in hospitals, clinics and community care.
Wendy (pictured right) said: "I was absolutely speechless to
receive this fantastic award. We always try and achieve the
best for our patients and this award is recognition for all of our
team's hard work and dedication."
Zoe (pictured left) added: "It's an amazing feeling to receive
an award because someone thinks you're an NHS Hero - to me I'm just
doing my job. I couldn't do it if it wasn't for the fantastic team
I work with, so I'd like to say a big thank you to all of