Sidmouth Hospital staff win two awards

Gary Leaman and his team with their trophy for Team of the Year at the faces Awards. Ref shs 47 18TI

Gary Leaman and his team with their trophy for Team of the Year at the faces Awards. Ref shs 47 18TI 5351. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Treating patients like family and excellent service has bagged the team at Sidmouth Hospital a top award.

Gary Leaman and his team with their trophy for Team of the Year at the faces Awards. Ref shs 47 18TI

Gary Leaman and his team with their trophy for Team of the Year at the faces Awards. Ref shs 47 18TI 5351. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Hospital staff faced stiff competition as it took home two prizes including Facility Team of the Year.

Team co-ordinator Kevin Birks was also recognised for his work to receive the exceptional team member of the year award.

Gary Leaman, facility team leader, praised the staff’s efforts of going the extra mile while cleaning and delivering meals, including efforts to hold a party for patients wanting to watch the Royal Wedding.

Gary said: “It was amazing, we have a great team and it’s nice to be appreciated. We treat every patient as if it is their parent, it takes a little extra time to tidy because someone wants to have a chat, we are quite happy to listen. You say things like you’ll be back to dancing next week, I know you will and I want to have the first dance. They love that.”


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Graham Vincent, hospital comforts fund chairman, said: “I know they faced stiff competition but worked extremely hard to achieve this success.”

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