Our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset, displaying hard work, commitment and passion on a daily basis. We want to create a culture where there are lots of opportunities to say “thank you” and be an organisation that our staff are proud to be a part of.

How do the monthly awards work?

Each month we will have three winners:

  • An Individual Valued Star
  • A Team Valued Star
  • A Health and Wellbeing Hero

The monthly awards are about recognising individuals and teams who have gone the extra mile in the way they demonstrate any or all of our Trust values of compassion, respect, integrity and trust as well as our Leadership Behaviours:


Supporting staff health and wellbeing remains a priority for us at LPT. The Health and Wellbeing Hero will go to an individual who has gone above and beyond to raise the profile of and improve the health and wellbeing of colleagues either locally or across the Trust.

April’s winner   

April’s Valued Star winner is…

Our Voluntary Transport Drivers!

Nominating the team of drivers, Gala Suarez (voluntary transport coordinator) and Suresh Dhiman (voluntary transport administrator) said:

“We would like to nominate all the volunteer transport drivers for going above and beyond; continuing to volunteer throughout the pandemic by delivering medication to our patients that are vulnerable and shielding.

They have gone the extra mile, not just delivering medication, but also sandwiches for our nurses last year when lockdown started, Easter eggs and uniforms.”

Both Angela Hillery, CEO, and Sarah Willis, director of HR and OD, recorded personal messages for the drivers where their efforts were praised.

Watch Angela’s and Sarah’s messages here.

Mike Bland, one of our drivers said:

“I’m overwhelmed to receive the award but I’m just a small part of a superb team and this includes the team working in the office and many others who are passionate in the work that they do.”

Well done and thank you to the Voluntary Transport Drivers for living our values.

Our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset, many demonstrating fantastic dedication and care on a daily basis. The Valued Star awards help you to say thank you to them.

Well done to all those nominated in April:

    • The Beaumont Ward Team
    • Jazz Patel, administrator
    • The 5-19 School Nursing Service across LLR
    • All the staff at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
    • Carolyn Feeney, OD practitioner
    • Celia Pell, Diana nurse
    • Harmesh Shergill, PA director of HR and OD
    • Luke Craig, staffing supply manager
    • Melanie Mantle, medical secretary
    • Sophie Harrison, community staff nurse
    • Beatriz Queipo, health care support worker
    • Katie Tebbutt, IM&T systems optimisation facilitator
    • Maria Mcdermott, specialist palliative care nurse
    • Natalie Faulkner, support team assistant
    • Rachael Pyecroft, community nursery nurse
    • Rosamund Blaylock, clinical lead speech and language therapist
    • Ryan Ball, trainee nurse associate
    • Sarah Hall, health care assistant
    • Kathryn Hinds, clinical governance assurance coordinator
    • Natasha Peat, outpatients clerk
    • Samantha Andrews, physiotherapist
    • The Healthy Together team

Nominate your Valued Stars and Health and Wellbeing Heroes

Nominations are welcome for any member of staff or volunteer, from any profession, service or team, or from service users, carers or other members of the public. Simply complete the form on this page.

How do the awards work?

An individual and team Valued Star is picked on a monthly basis from all those nominated during that month by our Executive Team. The winner is then announced the following month through a surprise presentation by Chief Executive Angela Hillery, who visits them in their place of work and presents a framed certificate (please note that this is not currently possible with Covid-19 guidelines in place. Winners currently receive a personal message from our CEO and a certificate in the post).
nl/ The monthly Health and Wellbeing Hero will be picked by our Health and Wellbeing Team who will then send the winner a dedicated badge.

2020 Valued Star winners

Here is our 2020 Valued Star Wall of Fame:

January - Daniel Norbury, head of employment services and Charlotte Gibbs, acting
children’s phlebotomy service lead
February -Rowan Kimber, healthcare support worker
March - Russell Hadfield, clinical category manager
April - Sarah Holliehead, head of procurement
May - Joanna Smith, physiotherapist
June - The Infection Prevention Control team
July - The Mental Health Triage Team at Leicester Royal Hospital
August - Melissa Angrave, staff nurse
September - Saskya Falope, team manager and Geeta Chauhan, meaningful activity coordinator
October - The Agnes Unit team
November - Meera Bentley, recovery college outreach worker
December - Emma Powell, community phlebotomist

2021 Valued Star winners

Here is our 2021 Valued Star Wall of Fame and our winners so far from this year:

January - Chloe Shepherd, generic technical instructor
February - The LD vaccination team at the Peepul Centre
March - Team Hinckley (North and East Wards) and The Charnwood Surge Team
April - Voluntary Transport Drivers

If you have any problems submitting your nomination, contact the Communications Team:  communications@leicspart.nhs.uk

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