Adele Dick, a Healthcare Assistant in the North East Lincolnshire Dermatology Service, received the ‘Team Spirit’ honour at Virgin Care’s Feel the Difference Awards.
The awards are for colleagues who have delivered great care and improved the experience of service users – ensuring that they all ‘feel the difference’.
Her nomination said, “Adele’s work is to the highest possible standard, nothing is too much trouble for her. When members of her team are sick or have an emergency at home, Adele is always first to offer to help cover their shifts. Adele is always on hand to support and encourage her peers and help keep morale high.”
Adele, who is based at Grimsby, said, “I was delighted and proud to win this award but humbled and emotional too. I didn’t expect any recognition for the work I do – because it’s just what I do. Team spirit is a big part of our daily working life and builds up good relationships with patients and colleagues. Working in a happy place makes it more enjoyable I work with some wonderful people. Also the patients pick up on how happy we all are which puts them at ease when they come for treatment.”
More than 100 colleagues and their guests attended the award ceremony at the Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry, after being selected from hundreds of nominations from both colleagues and members of the public.
Stuart Rennison-Price, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Care, judged the nominations. He said, “It was a very enjoyable but difficult task judging the nominations. Every single one demonstrated the amazing work all of our colleagues do every day.
“I am extremely proud to recognise colleagues from across the organisation for going above and beyond to make a genuine difference to people’s lives. It is very important that we celebrate their achievements.”
Adults with learning disabilities or autism and their carers can benefit from trampolining and bowling sessions from local health and care provider Virgin Care and Bath Sports and Leisure Centre.
Virgin Care’s Sutherland Lodge GP Practice in Chelmsford has been supporting its most vulnerable patients by giving out ‘positivity packs’.
People in Ormskirk are set to benefit from more convenient access to a health service which keeps them out of hospital and living independently, thanks to a partnership between the NHS and local community services provider Virgin Care.