Nominees from North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust at this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards were celebrated at an Afternoon Tea event in the House of Commons in in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday 25 October.
The gathering was hosted by Feryal Clark, MP for Enfield North and Shadow Minister for Primary Care and Patient Safety, to give a celebratory toast to the achievements of the hardworking staff of North Mid and to recognise teams and individuals put forward for this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards.
Feryal Clark, MP was also joined by other local MPs, including Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific, David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and Shadow Foreign Secretary, and Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North and Shadow Secretary for Health and Social Care.
Deborah Quinton, finalist for Volunteer of the Year award was one from the proud members Team North Mid present during the event. Quinton, joined the Trust a volunteer in 2021, shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic. For the past two years, she has been contacting a huge number of patients for their appointments, always reassuring and offering support to patients and their families.
All the other individual and group nominees from the Trust, whose achievements are all equally phenomenal, also graced the occasion. They were Melanie Oghene and the High Intensity User's team for Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care award, Hazel Manzano for The Nursing and Midwifery award, the Paediatric Diabetes team for The Health Equalities award, and Miss Jean McDonald for The Lifetime Achievement award.
The momentous event also served as a timely opportunity for our staff to engage with local MPs in conversations discussing amazing work being undertaken at North Mid.
Feryal Clark, MP said:
"It was my pleasure to host the heroic staff at North Middlesex University Hospital in Parliament yesterday.
The event allowed us Members of Parliament to thank the staff for all their hard work and build on our existing relationships.
The stories we heard throughout were inspiring, and the day served as a timely reminder about how amazing our NHS staff really are.
I look forward to visiting the Hospital in the coming weeks to discuss their work further."
Established in 2018, the NHS Parliamentary Awards recognises the exemplary contributions of staff, volunteers and others working in the health and care sector. MPs representing constituencies in England nominate an individual or organisation for the Awards.