MORE than 500 employees from the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) have been honoured at a series of celebratory tea parties.

The events recognise individuals and teams nominated for the annual HHFT People Awards, celebrating the exceptional work of the trust's dedicated staff.

Attendees had the opportunity to listen to stories outlining the accomplishments of the nominees and participate in an array of games and quizzes. The afternoon tea was organised for everyone who was included in the nominations.

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colleagues and teams from Hampshire Hospitals celebrate at their HHFT People Awards divisional tea party.Colleagues and teams from Hampshire Hospitals celebrate at their HHFT People Awards divisional tea party. (Image: Supplied)

The HHFT People Awards serve as a platform to highlight the extraordinary and inspiring work undertaken by trust staff on a daily basis.

A staggering 550 nominations rolled in from members of the public, patients, and fellow staff keen to highlight a standout team or individual.

Amongst the nominations, 48 finalists have been shortlisted across nine categories for the main awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, June 13 at the Winchester Cathedral.

The HHFT People Awards are funded by Hampshire Hospitals CharityThe HHFT People Awards are funded by Hampshire Hospitals Charity (Image: Supplied)

Alex Whitfield, chief executive for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It was brilliant to be able to take a moment to recognise so many of our amazing colleagues and teams as part of our People Awards tea party celebrations.

“Huge congratulations again to everyone who has been recognised, including our fantastic award finalists – we’re looking forward to coming together to celebrate their achievements at our special HHFT People Awards ceremony in June.”

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The full HHFT People Awards shortlist can be found below:

  • CARE Award – Corporate: Mary Kearney, Nicola Lappin, Ali McClure, Operations Centre Team, Malgorzata Senderek.
  • CARE Award – Family & Clinical Support: Ceri Claridge, Children’s Community Nurses, Nick Cortes, Gemma Lockyer, Linda Wood.
  • CARE Award – Medicine: Natalie Atkins, Beena Bala, Rebecca Housley, Adrian Jeffrey, Andrew Oswell.
  • CARE Award – Surgery: Claire Eastick, Nick Jonas Ward, Amy Kerr, Nikki Potter, Sarah West,
  • Inclusivity Award: Tahir Akbar, Maricka Kenneth, Nicola Lappin, Kizzy Long, Emily Mean, Trudi McDowall.
  • Innovation Award: Gareth Davies and Helen Bates, Medicines Management Satos, Pair 1 Study Team, Point of Care Testing Team, Volunteer Services.
  • Collaboration Award: Donna McCormack, Site Office Team, Mary So, Nick Standen, Rob Strachan.
  • Patient Care and Experience Award: Jason Glover, Samantha May, Jo Sneddon, Rob Strachan.
  • WOW of WOWs: Helen Bloomfield, Jaco De Boers, Sally Hinder, Sian Moyter and Shawford Ward, Katie Mashingaidze, Samantha Wright.