It was a double celebration at the Unsung Hero Awards last Friday, as CHFT collected two Awards.

Former Colleague Engagement Advisor, Carys Bentley, won a Corporate Services Award for her work to support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Carys was nominated by Wellbeing Advisor, Sam Lindl, pictured below with her and the trophies. Here’s a snippet of her nomination: “Carys' innovative ideas have encouraged colleagues to engage in improving their workplace relationships and environment for the better. 

“Carys is truly an exceptional human being.  She is welcoming, supportive, and an inspiration. She is an ally for equality, diversity, and inclusion.  She is a superb advocate, and her passion shines through. 

“She strives to ensure everyone feels included by sharing her knowledge and by putting her energy and enthusiasm at the heart of everything she does.” 

And CHFT jointly won a Special Recognition Award for the support we offer our non-clinical and non-medical staff.

Everyone who represented us at the event went on stage to collect the award, along with Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO), Rob Birkett, who joined the team at the Awards ceremony.

Rob said: "It was an absolute privilege to attend the Unsung Hero awards on Friday, and collect the special recognition award on behalf of all our non-clinical colleagues here at CHFT. 

"They all play a huge part in delivering compassionate care to our patients and the Award was in recognition of how CHFT approaches this alongside One Culture of Care."

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Carys and Sam with the trophies
Carys and Sam with the trophies
The Special Recognition Award and certificate
The Special Recognition Award and certificate