Nov 25, 2016
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff and teams were honoured at the Trust Awards 2016 on Friday 18 November. Supported by us, the awards ceremony is an annual opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff, nominated by their colleagues and patients.
Special guest Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London presented the coveted People’s Award – nominated by patients and members of the public – to Raquel Martins Pina, a nurse who works on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Raquel was nominated by Imogen Durenkamp for the exceptional care she provided to her daughter Catherine when she was born prematurely at just 25 weeks. Sadly baby Catherine passed away 48 days later on the unit. “When Catherine died, Raquel sat patiently with us and helped us to bathe and dress her. She was kind, compassionate, calm and understanding, helping us through something no parent should ever have to go through", said Imogen.
“It was a joy and a pleasure to announce that Raquel had won the People’s Award. She demonstrates all that’s wonderful about the NHS.”
Baroness Floella Benjamin
Other winners included Dr Sarah Janikoun, who set up a service which helps people with visual impairments to leave their homes and avoid isolation and loneliness, and Michael Ampadu, who took the 'Take pride in what we do' Award for his work as houskeeper in the dental department.
The Trust Awards are one of the many ways we support staff and patients at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Find our more about how we work with the Trust.