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Northumbria Healthcare ‘heroes’ celebrated

Friday, 04 July, 2014
Northumbria Healthcare ‘heroes’ celebrated

NHS staff who care for patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside have been celebrated as part of a national initiative.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has paid tribute to its staff for their continued hard work and commitment as part of ‘NHS Heroes’.

Twenty members of staff including a matron, a district nurse, a midwife, a junior doctor and a physiotherapist, plus managers who support frontline teams, were recognised for going the extra mile for their patients.

‘NHS Heroes’ is a national scheme, which was launched last year, designed to recognise the unsung heroes in the NHS, those staff who give that little bit extra every day to make sure that each and every patient receives the very best care.

Jim Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who presented the awards, said: “I would like to congratulate all of our ‘NHS Heroes’ for their remarkable hard work and dedication.

“It’s great to see members of our staff receiving national recognition for going the extra mile to make sure that we deliver the highest possible quality of care to our patients, day in, day out.”

Among Northumbria’s ‘NHS Heroes’ were: district nurse Beverley Glassock for going way beyond the call of duty for her patients out in the community in North Tyneside; nurse specialist Dawn Elliot for her ability to put patients at Wansbeck General Hospital at ease; midwife Lisa McNulty for her support to help women in North Tyneside to breastfeed; junior doctor Dr Ross Floyd for his empathetic manner when dealing with patients and their families; and nurse consultant Theresa Maddison for her work to encourage easy access to mental health services for children and young people in North Tyneside.

For  more information about ‘NHS Heroes’ and to vote for a member of NHS staff who has gone the extra mile to deliver exceptional care for you and your family, visit