First Community celebrates staff excellence annual awards event

Published on 04/12/2018

First Community held its annual staff awards ceremony on Thursday 29 November at Lingfield Park to celebrate the high level of care provided by its 450 members of staff. More than 280 people attended the event, including members of staff and partner organisations, to recognise the exceptional patient care, innovation, team work and leadership skills staff and partners have demonstrated over the last year.

Sarah Billiald, Chief Executive of First Community said, “It was an excellent evening that showcased the amazing work going on at all levels across the organisation and celebrated the difference we make to our patients and community.”

See below for full list of winners:

Council of Governors team of the year award 
Highly commended: Community Stroke and Neuro Rehab Team
Runner up: Dietetics Team
Winner: Caterham Dene Ward
Newcomer of the year
Highly commended: Lyne Digne Highly commended: Rachel Waters
Runner up: Julie Wicks
Winner: Elana Shelley

Leader of the year
Highly commended: Becky Domingues
Runner up: Jill Dawe
Winner: Janet Clark

Board award for innovation 
Highly commended: Julie Phillips and Carol Daly
Runner up: Paediatric Physiotherapy team
Winner: Audiology
Chief Nurse award for care and compassion 
Highly commended: Jon Sions
Runner up: Emma Watson
Winner: Caterham Dene Hospital Volunteers
Mary Simkins award for support staff member of the year 
Highly commended: Fiona McRae
Runner up: Bev Killick
Winner: Sarah Ashburn
Non-Executive Director award for customer experience 
Highly commended: Ashleigh Kenneison
Runner up: Caterham Dene Hospital Reception Team
Winner: Maria Poynter
Partner member of the year award
Highly commended: Emma Jones, East Surrey YMCA
Runner up: Mark Haythorne, Project Officer Surrey County Council
Winner: Lucy Darlow, Tandridge Voluntary Action Befriending Scheme
Unsung hero award
Highly commended: Anna Feeney
Runner up: Megan Reid and Adele McCutchen
Winner: Rosalyn Parker
Chairman’s special recognition award for Excellence

Winners: Helen Pritchard, Jane Bailey and Lynn Fitzgerald
Chairman’s special recognition award for Outstanding Leadership and Performance 
Winner: Val Frost


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For more information contact: Maddy Sciberras at  First Community, 01737 775 462


Notes for editors:

First Community is an award-winning organisation which is part of the NHS family delivering community healthcare services in east Surrey and the surrounding area. We offer a friendly face with highly rated, well-run services, delivered by our skilled people. We provide high-quality nursing and therapy services, children and family services as well as a rehabilitation ward and Minor Injury Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital. First Community was rated overall Outstanding by CQC in 2017.


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