DBTH Star Awards 2018: Unsung Hero of the Year

This year’s celebration event will take place on Thursday 20 September at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.  Hosting the event, and back by popular demand, is Look North’s Harry Gration.

This award is in recognition to the support staff that go above and beyond for patient care. As an organisation, we depend upon those people who often work behind the scenes, pulling the strings to ensure that our front-line staff are able to focus upon delivering high quality care and treatment. Without these heroes, we simply couldn’t function!

These are truly the unsung heroes which help to us to become outstanding in all we do.

Meet the nominees:

Caroline Eyres, Facilities Services Higher Clerical Officer

An outstanding asset within the Estates & Facilities Directorate, Caroline is an incredibly hard working individual. Not only does she go above and beyond to perform the duties of her role, but she also gives up her free time to do extra bits for the department. For example, she has been integral to the success of both the October ‘Pumkinoff’ competition and the Christmas Gingerbread House decorating Competition, alongside various bake-offs, buffets and leaving parties.

The list of kind-hearted gestures is endless and the positive effect that Caroline has had on staff morale cannot be overstated.

Donna Farmer, General Office Supervisor

In her capacity as a Health Champion, Donna has contributed far more than could ever have been expected. Leading a small but ever growing team, she is dedicated to improving the fitness and wellbeing of her colleagues. To this end, she has set-up her own support group, facilitated useful dialogues, coached a small running club and much, much more.

Throughout the week, Donna checks up on everyone, further encouraging and motivating them in the process. Many people have already expressed a deep feeling of gratitude for this unending support, noting that Donna has helped them to accomplish things that they would not have otherwise achieved.

Gill Smith, Bassetlaw ED Service Assistant

Having worked at Bassetlaw Hospital for many years, several of Gill’s colleagues have remarked that she is now part of the furniture at the ED department. Always ensuring that the areas under her responsibility are absolutely pristine and gleaming, Gill puts in maximum effort six days a week, working tirelessly throughout the early hours of the morning. Despite this, she is always unfailingly cheerful and never complains.

On the contrary, she is a consistently upbeat presence, assisting visitors wherever she can and increasing morale around the department with her easy-going charm.

This award is proudly sponsored by our partners at Pulse Outdoor Media.