Absolute Interpreting and Translations Proudly Sponsors one of its NHS Clients, the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Praises staff awards Ceremony
Staff and volunteers were praised for their hard work and dedication at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust awards ceremony hosted by the comedienne Mrs Barbara Nice of Phoenix Nights fame.
Over 200 staff from across the Trust gathered at Banks’s Stadium, Bescot, to celebrate the successes and achievements of their friends and colleagues at the Trust’s Achievement Awards. Chris Oakes, Director for Workforce and Learning Development kicked off the event paying tribute to everyone who had either been nominated for an award or who had achieved a qualificuation.
The Transforming Services Achievement Award sponsored by Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd, the Trust’s main supplier of interpreting and translation services, recognise teams and individuals across the Trust who have made an outstanding contribution.
Announcing at the event, Mrs. Sohaela Noor, Senior NHS Contracts Manager of Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd read out the Absolute Interpreting and Translations Transforming Services Awards shortlists where Mr. Greg Field, Team Leader
of the children’s palliative care service won the Transforming Services award and was praised as a highly motivated and inspirational leader.
Sandra Rutter, PA to the Chief Executive, winner of the Corporate Directorate Excellence Award said: “What a privilege it was to have been nominated for such a prestigious award and what a huge honour it was to have won.”
Other staff who were singled out for praise included those with 100% attendance record for the last three years, individuals completing 25 years’ service within the NHS and people receiving qualifications ranging from NVQs to BSCs.
Speaking at the event, Karen Dowman, Chief Executive said: “Many different types of success and contributions are being marked here today.
“Today is not only about recognising and celebrating achievements but it is also to show thanks and appreciation to all staff who show continued commitment to the Trust, day in, day out.”
The Making a Difference Award was won by Dr David Rose, Psychologist at Ridge Hill Centre who was described as ‘a tireless advocate for his clients’.
Robert Peumalu and Sean Hare, Practice Placement Managers, received the Working Together Award for their outstanding partnership work with universities and other agencies. The Core Skills Training Team from Learning and Development took the Supporting Excellence Award acknowledging their outstanding contribution in a non-clinical role/team. The Driving for Excellence Award went to the Practice Development Team for their innovative work in training staff.
Philip Whitehouse, a volunteer at Hallam Street Hospital, West Bromwich said: “I was delighted just to be nominated but to win was a huge surprise which left me feeling extremely honoured.
“I have been a volunteer for a number of years now. This award not only acknowledges the work all volunteers do but shows how much the Trust values our efforts.
“I would like to thank the Hallam Street team for nominating me, especially Lindsey Perkins, my mentor. I just hope my volunteering is aiding patients with their recovery.”
- The Absolute Interpreting and Translations Transforming Services Award Sponsorship 2013
Mr. Emal Haidari, Managing Director and Founder of Absolute
Interpreting and Translations Ltd said “As a trusted and reliable quality service provider of Face to Face Interpreting and Translation Services on the NHS National Framework Agreement as well as a preffered provider to many Local Authorities across the UK, Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd always strive to working in partnership with its NHS and Local Authorities contracts to promote and transform healthcare and public services” .