08 May 2011

Prestigious Annual Healthcare Award to be presented on 12th May: Nurses Day 2011!


On Thursday 12th May: Nurses Day 2011, the winner of our long awaited Annual Excellence in Healthcare Award will be announced!

This year we have had some very impressive winners for our quarterly awards.  The Senior Management Team will deliberate which of them is deserving of the prestigious Annual Award and who will be presented with the Winner's Trophy and an outstanding £500!!   To assist the Senior Management Team in their decision it is up to the Liverpool, Bristol, Torquay, Fife and Bournemouth offices to put a case forward for why their finalist should win!  We want to hear what their colleagues think of them, we want to hear further commendations from clients and updated staff assessments, we want to be bombarded with overwhelming evidence as to which of these great staff members of ours should win!    

To remind you of why our quarterly winners were chosen by the Senior Management Team take a look below:  

Q4 joint Winners! 

  •  Bournemouth  HCA  Sathsara Hewa Batage 

Sam bournemouth q4 eih winner

Sam has worked for Newcross since November 2010 and has high staff assessment scores with excellent feedback from clients.   He has shown a great commitment both to Newcross and his role of Healthcare Assistant.

Comments from clients include:   

Bethal House:  Spoken to Mercy (MATRON)- She commented on excellent service from Sam- he took over from her when she was dealing with Resident that had had an accident and Mercy needed to do something else as well...Sam offered his services and did an excellent job at looking after the resident, and followed instructions.   The Malthouse: spoken to PAT the manager- she has had really good feedback from all of her team- Sam is a pleasure to work with, he is also very good at working on own unsupervised and is keen to assist when he is free.  

Karen Shillcock also evidenced to the Senior Management Team a number of occasions where Sam picked up shifts even when not showing as available and changed his plans to help us out.  

  • Fife  HCA  William McLaren


Billy Fife eih quarter 4 winner

Billy has worked for Newcross for over 3 years.

Comments from clients include:   

Pam Ewart, Unit   manager ,  Leng St Davids: Can I just let you know that we have appreciated the help we have been given from one of your staff members Billy McLaren. Billy is very adaptable and always eager to help.  We are working in our day centres with a large number of older people with varying levels of needs all of whom require an individual and skilled approach.  Billy has demonstrated this skill and patience in working with everyone.  I have been very impressed...I would have no hesitation in welcoming Billy back to work for us at any time.   Sharon, Team Leader Northeden House: Willing to learn and very willing to help with anything.  All the residents like Billy and enjoy his company.    

Q3 Winner

  • Sebastian Kuczera HCA Liverpool!

seb liverpool q3 eih winner

Seb has worked for Newcross for 4 years through both our Liverpool and Blackpool offices and feedback from Ruth Bellis and our clients has been outstanding.  He has scored consistently high marks on his staff assessments and Ruth commented:  

"Seb is very professional and dedicated to Newcross.  He goes that extra mile by attending shifts early and always makes a lasting impression with clients"  

Comments from clients include:   '

We would like Newcross to always try Seb first for shifts as he is such a good worker and we always want him back'  Christopher Grange Nursing Home 'We always ask for Seb first, he is our favourite' St Joseph's Hospice 'Brilliant with the one to one- Seb is a credit to you'  Mersey Parks  

Q2 Winner

  • Violet Machona RGN Bristol!       


violet q2 eih winner

Violet was chosen as she stood out above the other nominees and has displayed excellent performance and commitment to Newcross the past quarter, she has displayed positive and effective behaviours in her role of Trained Nurse through the Bristol office and upheld the values of Newcross.  The Senior Management Team were especially impressed with her staff assessment scores and testimonials from clients. Violet originally started working for Newcross in January 2006 and had a short break away then returned in April 2010.  For over 5 years her staff assessments have excellent scores and feedback from clients is outstanding: 

"Violet is a lovely person, well liked by both staff and residents.  She is very reliable"

"A credit to your agency- she is great"

"An exemplary member of staff, always arrives early for prompt handover.  Sensitivity towards relatives..empathic and highly professional.  A credit to your agency, will most definitely have her return"

David McGinty, former Business Centre Manager for Bristol, was delighted when he heard the news that Violet had won commenting that it's "Great News.  She is a star!"  

We would like to wish all our finalists the very best of luck!