THE commitment of Western Trust staff was celebrated at a recent awards ceremony, which recognised the huge contribution staff make to the delivery of health and care services in the area.
There were seven award categories in total with Community Alcohol Detox Nurses winning the Improving Patient and Client Services Award.
Member of the team, Eddie Gavin is an addiction therapist based at South West Acute Hospital, , and speaking about the award, Phyllis Fitzimmons, community addiction therapist said:
“We are delighted to have won, and are glad to have had our work recognised. This is a team award, and the staff work so hard, so it great to be rewarded.
“It is an important service and a unique services that are involved in all the services that are involved in addiction work, and the voluntary sector. We have good working relationships,” she added.
Fermanagh also had a number of services rewarded the highly commended title.
Melaine Stronge and Ann Kelly of the Rapid Response Team at South West Acute Hospital, were recognised as highly commended in the Support Worker category.
Highly commended in the Behind the Scenes award Category were the catering team at South West Acute Hospital and Annie McIntyre, occupational therapy secretary.
Highly Commended in the team award were Lisnaskea Health Visiting Team at Lisnaskea Health Centre.
Elaine Wray, chief executive of the Western Trust said: Our staff are at the heart of everything we do. We often hear from our patients and their families about the difference that an amazing consultant, nurse, therapist or receptionist can make to the overall experience. And we know too that it’s when we work in great teams that we’re all at our best.”
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