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NHS Trust celebrates outstanding work across the borough

PUBLISHED: 12:57 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:57 20 March 2018

Oxleas Chair Andy Trotter and CEO Ben Travis opening the awards. Picture: Oxleas NHS Foundaiton Trust

Oxleas Chair Andy Trotter and CEO Ben Travis opening the awards. Picture: Oxleas NHS Foundaiton Trust

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Outstanding work and achievements were celebrated across the borough and surrounding areas at the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust's annual awards last week (Wednesday, March 14), with many titles awarded to services across Bexley and Bromley.

Oxleas staff at the Recognition Awards. Picture: Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustOxleas staff at the Recognition Awards. Picture: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Hundreds of nominations were received from across the trust’s services, and this year’s winners were announced in front of 200 colleagues, patients and carers at a special ceremony at Charlton Football Club.

In addition to the seven Team of the Year directorate category awards, the winner of the Governors’ Award – which is chosen by the trust’s governors and awarded to someone who makes a real difference to patients’ lives - was announced.

Naji Mohamed, the winner of our Governors’ Award, has worked within the trust’s Adult Learning Disability Services as part of the Community Learning Disability Team for almost 20 years.

He received a large number of nominations from both colleagues and people he has helped over the years.

The winners were:

Adult Learning Disability Services: Atlas House, specialist inpatient service for adults with learning disabilities

Bexley Care: Bexley Musculoskeletal Team

Bromley Mental Health Service: Bromley Perinatal Team

Children and Young People’s Services: Greenwich ADHD Team

Corporate Services: Payroll Team

Forensic and Prison Services: Women’s Pathway Team, Bracton Centre

Greenwich Adult Community and Mental Health Services: The Tarn psychiatric intensive care unit

Governors’ Award: Naji Mohamed, physiotherapy professional lead in Greenwich for Adult Learning Disability Services.

Highly commended were:

Adult Learning Disability Services: Greenwich Community Learning Disability Team

Bexley Care: Lesney and Millbrook Adult Mental Health Inpatient Wards

Bromley Mental Health Service: Bromley Memory Service

Children and Young People’s Services: Children’s Community Nursing Team (Bexley and Greenwich)

Corporate Services: Bromley 0-4 Transition Team

Forensic and Prison Services: HMP Elmley Mental Health Inreach Team

Greenwich Adult Community and Mental Health Services: The Oji Project which is working to improve mental health with BME communities in Greenwich

Governors’ Award: Caroline Mapstone, specialist heart nurse.

Oxleas chief executive, Ben Travis, said: “Congratulations to all of our winners and to those who were nominated.

“The awards are one of the ways that we can recognise and reward the hard work of staff, who have often gone above and beyond their duties whilst working at Oxleas.

“I’m pleased to be able to thank them on behalf of Oxleas for the exceptional work and care they provide.”

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