MFT Excellence Awards 2020

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The MFT Excellence Awards celebrate the very best of our incredible and diverse workforce and the amazing contribution they make every day across our organisation.

The annual Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) Excellence Awards are due to take place on Friday 6th March, 2020 at The Principal Manchester.

The awards are our opportunity to recognise our dedicated teams and individuals who truly display our Values of Everyone Matters, Working Together, Dignity and Care and being Open and Honest. 

This year we had a phenomenal amount of entries, with 622 nominations submitted across 12 categories. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for an award.

The full list of finalists can be found below and the winner of each category will be announced on the night of the Awards Ceremony:

The Steve Mycio Apprentice of the Year Award

  • Stacey Hughes, Trainee Nursing Assistant, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital MCS
  • Elizabeth Stephen, Trainee Nursing Assistant, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Charlie Barnes, Volunteer Chaplain, Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Stephen Young, Volunteer Guide, Clinical and Scientific Services

Unsung Hero Awards

  • Tony Cabia, Car Park Assistant, Corporate and Support Services
  • Vera Johnson, Health Care Support Worker, Saint Mary’s Hospital MCS
  • Sheila Self, Service Assistant, Manchester Local Care Organisation
  • Susan Wright, Paediatric Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital MCS

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award        

  • Irena Tucker, Estates and Facilities Officer, Corporate and Support Services
  • Clare Wall, Senior Dental Nurse, University Dental Hospital of Manchester MCS

Rising Star Award

  • George Burghel, Principal Clinical Scientist, Saint Mary’s Hospital MCS
  • Sarah Ramsey, Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Trafford General Hospital

Achievement in Developing and Learning Award

  • Olivia Evans, Trainee Healthcare Assistant, Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Sheba John, Acting Practice Based Educator, Clinical and Scientific Services

Inspirational Leader Award

  • Joanne Finnigan, Clinical Services Manager Neurophysiology, Clinical and Scientific Services
  • Natalia Mather, Ward Manager, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital MCS

Brilliant Ideas Award

  • Cath Applewhite, Critical Care Patient Experience Lead, Clinical and Scientific Services
  • Pharmacy Informatics and Clinical Pharmacy Team, Clinical and Scientific Services

Patient Choice Award

  • Steve Bellfield, Healthcare Support Worker, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital MCS
  • Gerry Byford, Lead Specialist Nurse, Burns and Plastic Surgery, Wythenshawe Hospital

Collaboration Award

  • Cystic Fibrosis Transition Team, Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Paediatric Tracheostomy Multi-Disciplinary Team, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital MCS

Non-Clinical Team of the Year Award

  • International Recruitment Team, Corporate and Support Services
  • Manchester International Fellowship Programme Team, Corporate and Support Services

Clinical Team of the Year Award

  • Macular Treatment Centre Team, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Team, Wythenshawe Hospital
  • The Manchester Macmillan Supportive Palliative Services, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Group Chief Executive’s Award (announced on the evening)