West Suffolk Hospital administrator wins Bury Free Press patient choice award
A voluntary services administrator at West Suffolk Hospital who provides a 'recognisable difference to patients' has won the Award of Excellence for the Bury Free Press patient choice category at the Shining Lights Awards yesterday.
Ros Burrows, who supports many services in her role, won the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust accolade for her team's card delivery service that gives loved ones the chance to send in messages for patients that are then put into cards and hand delivered.
Ms Burrows had a message for the members of the public that nominated her to take top prize.
She said: "I am just very surprised. Just thank you very much to the people that nominated, I enjoy what I do and this sort of thing makes it more worthwhile."
The other two winners in the category were respiratory consultant Dr Phillippa Lawson, who was nominated after giving incredible support to the family of one patient who was undergoing life-saving treatment for lung damage and the King Suite team in Glastonbury Court, who were nominated by a patient under their care last year who said they "can not praise the team highly enough."
The awards took place in the Time Out Restaurant in the hospital and included categories such as clinical and non- clinical teams of the year, volunteer of the year, rising star, employee of the year and lifetime achievement awards.