Staff caring for children at the Royal Devon University Healthcare Foundation Trust’s Eastern services are celebrating after picking up a whopping nine out of 13 awards in a prestigious competition for healthcare professionals.
Of the categories available in the PAFTAs (Paediatric Awards For Training Achievements – Devon and Cornwall) the Royal Devon’s Eastern team won:
Big team of the year - Bramble ward team, (pictured)
Small team of the year - Eating disorder team,
Educational supervisor of the year - Dr Rachel Howells,
Paediatric Consultant Hero - Dr David Bartle,
The Kate Westwood Memorial Award for Senior Hero (ST4-8 & SAS doctors) - Dr Justin Thuraisingham,
Paediatric Junior Hero (ST1-3s, FTs, GPSTs and Trust doctors) - Dr Patrycja Prusak,
Junior Nurse of the Year Award - Abbie Phillips,
Multidisciplinary Hero Award - Deana Dumbreck
Non Clinical Staff Award - Courtney Bater.
Lisa Brown, Lead Nurse for Children and Deputy Assistant Director of Nursing; Specialist Services Division, Royal Devon Eastern services, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our team, and truly reflects the work they do for children and their families. I would like to congratulate everyone involved.”
The PAFTAs are regional awards recognising the exceptional hard work and commitment of all the staff working with children & young people across Devon & Cornwall.
These awards celebrate the amazing contributions that staff make on a daily basis, and simply saying “Thank You” in a meaningful way.
This year there were a record 942 nominations submitted from 428 individual nominators with representation of all trusts and multi-disciplinary team members across the region.