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On Monday 1st March, we held our first-ever Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) New Year’s Honours List awards ceremony. Individuals and teams at the Trust were recognised for their hard work and effort with awards in categories such as ‘Passion for Excellence’, ‘Unsung Hero’ and ‘Inspiring Leader’, and all of which were nominated by colleagues at ASPH.

The winners were presented with their awards and certificates in the vaccination hub at Chertsey House, St Peter’s Hospital on Monday afternoon at a socially distanced ceremony.


Andy Field and the Lung Function Team

Andy Field and the Lung Function Team


The award winners:

Patients First Lung Function Team
Passion for Excellence Aspen Ward
Personal Responsibility Amer Ur-Rehman, Porter based in ITU
Pride in your Team Digital Services
Unsung Hero Maria Croft, Clinical Researcher (Research & Development)
Team Member – clinical Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse Team, ED Medicine
Team member – non-clinical Heather Bixley, Staff Engagement Officer
Team Wellbeing Alenka Miles, Consultant Anaesthetist
Inspiring Leader Hannah Spencer, Head of Paediatric Nursing, and Shailini Bahl, Consultant Paediatrician
Stepping Up Award Dr Andrei Carpiuc, A&E Consultant
Partnership Working Gemma Frisby, Physiotherapy Manager
Volunteer Alan Morris, Volunteer
Chief Executive Award Alex Williams, Head of Procurement


Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive, said: “It has been wonderful to be able to hold the first-ever ASPH New Year’s Honours List award ceremony. Team ASPH has been through an extraordinary experience over the last year but what has been clear throughout is just how remarkable all members of the team have been showing, their compassion, professionalism and resilience. A number of colleagues have surpassed all expectations and have truly gone above and beyond in their selfless support for patients and colleagues and it’s with great humility and pride that I have been able to celebrate their achievements with them (albeit social distanced) at the ceremony on the 1st of March. Huge congratulations to all the winners and runners-up! My thanks also to those of you who took time out of your busy schedules to nominate a colleague or a team for an award, it says much about your approach to being a member of our team – bravo!”

Andy Field, Chairman, added: “We really missed having the Staff Achievement Awards last year, so it has been fantastic to be able to have the opportunity to celebrate with our colleagues and reward them for their hard work, albeit in a safe socially distanced environment. My congratulations and many thanks to the winners, the nominees and all the staff who have supported the individuals and teams so well during this tough time.”


Alenka Miles, Consultant Anaesthetist

Alenka Miles, Consultant Anaesthetist


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