University Celebrates Contribution of Health Care Mentors

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The contribution of health care professionals who mentor University of Worcester students was recognised at a recent award ceremony.

The University held its annual Mentor Awards in collaboration with its NHS practice partners, as it sought to celebrate the outstanding work of the nurses, midwives, ambulance personnel, social workers and mentors from the Youth and Community service who build successful mentoring relationships with students.

Professor Janice Stevens CBE, Managing Director of Health Education West Midlands, gave the evening’s opening address and presented the awards, which were divided into three categories – Outstanding Mentor Awards, Outstanding Ambulance Station Awards and Outstanding Practice Learning Environment Awards.

Elizabeth Davies-Ward, Associate Head of the Institute of Health and Society and Chair of the Mentor Awards Steering Committee, said: “Mentors in practice are the key to successful practice learning for many students.

“In holding this award ceremony each year, we recognise and celebrate the professionals who make an outstanding contribution to the student practice learning experience.

“The Mentor Awards Steering Committee found the task of selecting winner a hugely demanding one, as it was clear that all the nominees demonstrated an excellence in mentoring.”

2013 winners:

Outstanding Mentor Award - Worcester Royal Hospital
Winner: Katy Stewardson
Runner Up: Jane Ledger

Outstanding Mentor Award - Alexandra Hospital & Kidderminster Hospital
Winner: Jayne Byrne
Runner Up: Sally Edwards

Outstanding Mentor Award Midwifery – Worcester
Winner: Sally Seers
Runner Up: Kay Watson

Outstanding Mentor Award - Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust: Community & Specialist Services
Winner: Paul Reed
Runner Up: Tim Hebbert

Outstanding Mentor Award - Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust: Inpatient Services
Winner: Samantha Matthews
Runner Up: Natalie Hindle

Outstanding Mentor Award - Wye Valley NHS Trust: Acute
Winner: Gail London
Runner Up: John Smith

Outstanding Mentor Award - 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Winner: Gavin Waite

Outstanding Mentor Award - Independent Sector
Winner: Julie Frost
Runner Up: Angie Prosser

Outstanding Mentor Award - Birmingham, Black Country & Warwickshire Ambulance Locality
Winner: Jez Freeman
Runner Up: Vanessa Hodgkins

Outstanding Mentor Award - Worcestershire Ambulance Locality
Winner: Stuart Corbett
Runner Up: Adam Joynes

Outstanding Mentor Award - Herefordshire & Shropshire Ambulance Locality
Winner: Kate Owen
Runner Up: Rob Wilde

Outstanding Mentor Award - Social Work
Winner: Val Sargent

Outstanding Mentor Award - Youth and Community
Winner: Sarah Harris
Runner Up: Cheryl Jones

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment, Social Work
Winner: Valerie Sargent

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment, Youth and Community
Winner: The Hive

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment Worcestershire
Winner: Tenbury Wells Community Hospital

Outstanding Practice Learning Environment Herefordshire
Winner: Dialysis Centre, Hereford

Outstanding Ambulance Station
Winner: Dudley Hub
Runner Up: Worcester Hub

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