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Hospital staff recognised for outstanding achievements

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Doctors and nurses from Oxford University Hospitals swapped scrubs for formal wear on 6 December 2017 at a special awards ceremony honouring their achievements over the last year.

The Staff Recognition Awards ceremony at Oxford Town Hall was attended by more than 200 staff from all areas of the Trust. Winners and highly commended runners-up were selected from each of the eight award categories, designed to celebrate the excellent contribution that they had made to patient care and working life at OUH throughout 2017.

The ceremony - which was supported in part by the generosity of Oxford Hospitals Charity - was hosted by local BBC Oxford newsreader, Geraldine Peers.Winners and runners up were picked from over 600 nominations by a panel of staff and patients. 

One such winner was Anne-Marie Frohock, Advanced Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian. She received the Award for Excellence for her instrumental work setting up a specialised service for young, athletic patients struggling to manage their Type 1 diabetes alongside their sporting activities.

She said: "I feel so humble and honoured to receive the award. I'm really just doing my job and the fact that my colleagues rate that so highly is very special to me. It was a wonderful, positive evening and incredibly inspiring to hear what others around the Trust have achieved."

The Trust's IT department scooped the 'Highly Commended' accolade in the Team of the Year category for their dedication to providing high quality cyber security that protected the Trust from the WannaCry ransomware attack in May.

The Patients' Choice Award, which was launched in 2016, went to Craniofacial Specialist Nurse, Kari Ashton. Her nominator, Sarah, said:

"Kari is a wonderful lady. She treated myself and my family as individuals - not just patients. She listened to our concerns every step of the way. Her impact on our family was huge. I can never thank Kari enough for all she has done for us."

Other highlights included a festive opening performance from St Joseph's School Choir, the brand new Chairman's Award, and a photography slideshow finale showcasing the best moments from the evening.

OUH Vice Chairman, Geoff Salt, closed the evening by thanking winners and nominators for their hard work, support and dedication.

For a full list of winners and photographs of the ceremony please visit