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The dedication and achievements of Frimley Health staff were celebrated during our annual awards ceremony.

Nurses, care assistants, medical secretaries and transport managers were among those honoured at the Royal Berkshire Hotel near Ascot last week.

The winners work at our three hospitals – Frimley Park near Camberley, Wexham Park in Slough and Heatherwood in Ascot – or at our satellite sites.

They were recognised for demonstrating their commitment to our core values: committed to excellence, working together and facing the future.

Winners received their awards from trust chairman Pradip Patel and the citations were read by chief executive Sir Andrew Morris and director of finance Martin Sykes.

Pradip told colleagues: “You make a real difference to people’s lives.  You are there when people need you the most, when they are not well, and sometimes it can be a matter of life and death. 

“You provide them with great, compassionate care so they can get well again and be reunited with their families and continue to enjoy their lives.

“This is what you do day in day out and that makes you very special.”

Among those honoured was clinical nurse specialist Corinne Quinn, part of Frimley Park’s team caring for people with immunodeficiency disorders which lead to complex, long-term health problems. She single-handedly set up a home therapy service allowing patients to self-administer their treatment, empowering them and freeing up day case resources at the hospital.

Medical secretary and bereavement support worker Linda Porter received an award for instigating and organising memorial services at Frimley Park for people whose family members have died there.

And Peter Clarke, a dementia care associate practitioner at Wexham Park Hospital, was honoured for delivering a “gold standard” dementia care service.

Thirty awards were presented on the night, with a further 14 colleagues receiving certificates of achievement.