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Doctor wins award for ‘outstanding care, support, patience and understanding’

A Poole Hospital doctor has been awarded for the ‘outstanding care’ shown to a child diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the hospital’s annual awards evening.

Dr Martin Hussey, a paediatric associate specialist, was presented with the trust’s ‘living our values’ award at the evening on Thursday (17 May) at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.

Dr Hussey’s patient was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2015. The nomination was made by her grandmother who said that Dr Hussey “consistently treated her and us with outstanding care, support, patience and understanding.

“The trust he inspires is amazing.”

She said he “deserves a gold medal for his patient care” and that her granddaughter “always has a smile on her face during her consultations.”

Dr Martin Hussey Poole Hospital Awards 2018 living our values award

It was a great night for the hospital’s endoscopy service, with recently retired senior sister Sylvia Lowrey winning the employee of the year award, and the endoscopy team named winners of the Friends and Family Test award, in recognition of a 100 per cent approval rating from patients.

“This is a fantastic award that I am grateful to accept on behalf of the fantastic endoscopy team I have had the pleasure of working with,” said Sylvia.

“I’m delighted that the team also won the Friends and Family Test category – what a great vote of confidence in the service they provide.”

There were a total of 12 awards presented during the evening that recognised team and individual excellence in patient care, innovation and improvement and staff that go the extra mile.

The fundraiser of the year award was won by Poole Runners, a local running club that has raised almost £44,000 to improve the hospital’s cancer services and has chosen the Poole Hospital Charity as its charity partner for the Poole Festival of Running for the last 36 years.

Poole Runners Poole Hospital Awards 2018 fundraiser of the year

Chairman Steve Erskine thanked all the staff, supporters, patients, relatives and members of the public who had taken the time to make a nomination.

“A big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate an individual or a team and also thanks to the judging panel for their careful deliberation over the many nominations that were received,” said Steve.

“The dedication and teamwork of all our staff, fundraisers and volunteers has been fabulous and many regularly to go above and beyond the call of duty for our patients, visitors and colleagues.”

Poole Hospital Awards 2018: full awards


Employee of the year award

1st: Sylvia Lowrey (senior sister, endoscopy)

Runners up:  Bruce Hopkins, Michelle Knight

Innovation and improvement award

1st: oncology hub team

Runners up:  Linda Burles, trusted practitioner development team

Excellence in patient care award (individual)

1st: Rita Smith (dietitian, diabetes)

Runners up: Jan Smythe, Michelle Knight

Excellence in patient care award (team)

1st: transitional care ward team (maternity)

Runners up: older peoples advanced nurse practitioner team, diagnostics - CT and X-ray teams

Going the extra mile award (individual)

1st: Andrew Goodwin (deputy director, finance)

Runners up:  Nicola Underwood, Sarah Harding

Going the extra mile award (team)

1st: vocational education team

Runners up:  library and knowledge services team, referral to treatment (rtt) and performance team

Living our values award

1st: Dr. Martin Hussey (paediatric associate specialist)

Runners up: Lynne Lourence, Mark Southern

Fundraiser of the year award

1st:  Poole Runners

Runners up: Phillipa Rolle, Sam Kerslake and family

Volunteer of the year award

1st: Sue Stevens

Runners up: Richard Norman and Russell Herridge

Friends and Family Test

1st: endoscopy

Highly commended: coronary care unit

Chairman’s awards:

1st: clinical management team, day of surgery unit, Karen Bew

Meggitt bursary

1st: Clive Hunt, Phillip Mowlem

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