Posted on Wednesday 11 September 2019
Guy's and St Thomas' staff who have gone the extra mile developing innovative new services and providing exceptional care for our patients received recognition at NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group’s prestigious Lammy Awards on Wednesday 4 September.
Angela Dawe, joint director of integrated care at Guy’s and St Thomas’, received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Angela shares responsibility for leading integrated care at the Trust with Sue Bowler and recently led the Trust’s adult community services to an ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission.
She has more than 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS, much of it spent in strategic development, operational management and delivery of integrated care in Lambeth and Southwark. The award givers said "Angela’s style and calm determination has resulted in the development of new and innovative local services, such as the [Dutch] ‘Buurtzorg’ model of community nursing”.
One nominator said: "with the right mix of positivity, the ability to tap into others' strengths and thinking outside the box, Angela has been successful throughout her career. She puts her passion to improve services for local people into a clear and determined leadership style."
Esme-Kate Bermingham, long-term oxygen therapy nurse for the integrated respiratory team at Guy's and St Thomas' won The Kindness Award.
The NHS does not fund oxygen for trips outside of the UK, yet Esme-Kate has supported numerous patients to make vital arrangements for oxygen for a range of travel abroad including attending funerals or visiting loved ones.
On one occasion, she ordered and helped build a shed for a patient who was close to the end of his life, as ground floor storage is required for liquid oxygen.
Her team said: "Esme-Kate is not just a role model to our team, but an exemplar to the whole borough."
The family nurse partnership team at Evelina London won the Innovation in Lambeth award. The nurse-led team created a new programme to support fathers-to-be in prison and following release.
The support provided by the team is tailored to the specific needs of individual fathers "to improve the quality of life of the children".
The team’s work has been described as "a fantastic example of a preventative and innovative intervention" and has received funding from HMP Brixton Prison for two more programmes during 2019/20.
Congratulations also to the following shortlisted candidates: