Local NHS Trust Gives Recognition to
its Best and Brightest
ON Thursday, 26 October, Cheshire and
Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) hosted its inaugural CWP
Recognition Awards at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall. A fantastic occasion, the event
aimed to give well deserved acclaim to members of staff who had gone above and
beyond in their provision of care for our service users. It was also a way of
the Trust saying thank you to our staff for their incredible hard work over the
last year. The awards ceremony also sought to give an extra special thanks to
those staff members who had given extraordinary long service, not just to CWP,
but to the NHS as a whole.
As well as the awards presented to staff, there was also some fantastic live
entertainment on show, as part of a wonderful evening. One performance was by
Paul Mcgee (aka the SUMO guy) who provided his unique brand of "Mancunian
motivation" whilst invigorating the audience. His 1 hour show was full of
laughs and insight. He encouraged the audience to:- "Seize the day"
advised that:- "Seeking support is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of
Those in attendance were also treated to a musical performance by the Cheshire
branch of the national Rock Choir, who displayed their unique versions of songs
such as:- 'Uptown Girl by Billy Joel' and 'Don't Stop
Awards were presented in a number of new and exciting
categories. They were:-
► Excellence in supporting patient care.
► Excellence in patient care.
► Outstanding contribution to our communities.
► Outstanding contribution to research and development.
► Outstanding contribution to volunteering and involvement.
► Outstanding contribution to leadership.
In addition, there were gongs presented to our
overall Going the Extra Mile Winners (our Trust's employee of the month award)
in both individual and team categories. Certificates were also presented to
those members of staff who had given 20, 30 and 40 years of service respectively
in our Recognition of Service category.
The Wirral Homeless Team were one of our lucky winners from the night. They
picked up the award for "Excellence in Patient Care." Represented by
Gaynor Parry and Kerry Greenop, their nomination was glowing in its praise for
Their citation read:- "Gaynor and Kerry work with the most hard to reach,
marginalised and disadvantaged people in Wirral. They never give up on people
who most of society has given up on. There is no doubt that they keep homeless
people alive through their interventions and protect those who are vulnerable."
CWP chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, was thrilled with proceedings. She said:-
"I was delighted to attend our awards night, along with so many people who
really do make CWP what it is. I'm incredibly proud to be Chief Executive of an
organisation that puts people at the heart of everything we do, providing
person-centred care to our service users. These awards were just one way to
recognise and celebrate the people who provide and support the provision of that
care. I would especially like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who
supports CWP, through their work, involvement or volunteering."