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Inspirational teams and individuals celebrated at Pride of Portsmouth Awards

Date: 22 November 2019


The outstanding achievements of teams and individuals across the Trust  were celebrated at our annual Pride of Portsmouth Awards ceremony.

This year an amazing 364 nominations were received across 12 categories, all of which align with our Trust values of working together for patients, with compassion, as one team and always improving.

This included the Patient’s Choice Award which gave members of the public the opportunity to recognise and thank an individual or team for going the extra mile in their time of need.

Categories also highlighted our inspirational leaders, apprentices and those recognised by Melloney Poole, Chairman, and Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive as upholding the Trust’s values in all that they do.

The awards, which were kindly supported Portsmouth Hospital Charity, provided an opportunity to recognise the fantastic contributions of our many volunteers and fundraisers, whose support is vital to our patients, their families and the Trust.

Finalists and their guests gathered at Portsmouth Guildhall for the awards ceremony yesterday <Monday> where they heard moving tributes from those who had made nominations.

We were delighted to welcome Patricia Fitzgerald, a member of our Patient, Family and Carer Collaborative, as guest speaker at the awards. Patricia spoke passionately about the care her husband Mike has received at the hospital and thanked individuals and teams for all they had done and continue to do for them both.

Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive, said: “The Pride of Portsmouth Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our colleagues and teams right across the organisation. The nominations and stories we heard at the awards were nothing short of inspirational.

“I am immensely proud of individuals, teams and volunteers right across the organisation and would like to congratulate everyone nominated for an award and all of our winners on their achievement.


Full list of winners of the Pride of Portsmouth Awards 2019

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Award: Tabitha Jones, Recruitment Advisor
  • Chairman Award: Joao Inacio, Nurse
  • Chief Executive Award: Alice Mortlock, Research & Quality Manager
  • Working Together for Patients Award: Julie Woodman, Consultant Midwife
  • Working Together with Compassion Award: Rachel Shergold, Senior Sister
  • Working Together as One Team Award: The IT Development Team
  • Working Together Always Improving Award: Patient Triggered Follow Up: Gynaecology Oncology
  • Inspirational Leader Award: Carol Moore, Matron
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Frankie North, Volunteer
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award: Lee Campbell, Sister
  • Apprentice of the Year Award (sponsored by Bank Partners): Edward Courtnell, Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • The Patient’s Choice Award: Anna Donaldson, Consultant Physician and Matthew Simpson, ST3
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