Acute Nurse Consultant Ian Setchfield took home the winners gong at the Trust Awards for his Exceptional Contribution to the Trust, while Dr Sunil Lobo won the Excellence in Care award.
Ian and Dr Lobo impressed the judges with their key roles in the changes into the new Acute Medical Unit, working with Louise Harmes, who earned a runner-up trophy in the Inspirational Leader category.
Ian attended national conferences and liaised with networks across the country to make sure that the team were up to date and moving forward with their practices while Dr Sunil Lono showed his passion for acute medicine and was involved with the model from the blueprint stage to the end result.
Ian worked on an Advanced Nurse Practitioner programme for the Emergency Ambulatory Care setting, which would be the first in EKHUFT and would transform the pathways and nursing practices in Ambulatory Care.
He was “really proud of winning”, but praised his team first and foremost.