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NHS workers who provide mental health care for thousands of people have been recognised for their efforts.
A glittering awards ceremony shone a spotlight on nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and many other staff at Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.
This year the annual event recognised more than 13 individuals and team winners who had all gone above and beyond in providing first class services and care for the people they look after.
More than 500 people were at the ceremony at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing.
Trust chief executive Sam Allen said: “Every single day our staff go above and beyond to provide outstanding care for the people we serve.
“These are challenging times for all of the NHS – and mental health services particularly – with a level of demand we have never known before.
“That’s why events like our Positive Practice Awards are so important.
“They give us a chance to celebrate all the good that is happening day in and day out across NHS mental health and learning disability services.
“It really was a night to remember.
“The event was paid for through external sponsorship and was a chance to thank our staff for everything they do to help us continue improving services for patients, service users and families.
“I felt truly humbled at the awards, as I always do when I’m out and about across the trust meeting our dedicated staff.
“We are fortunate to have such talented and committed people working at Sussex Partnership and in the NHS.
“I also want to say a special thank you to everyone who couldn’t make the event because of being on duty within clinical services and other reasons.”
All of the awards are around valuing, appreciating and respecting each other.
Winners were recognised for their contributions to improving patient care.
One of the categories was inspired to improve, which is awarded to an individual or team who upgrade their service, listens and responds positively to feedback.
It was it was given to Lucinda Walsh for her work developing autism care.
Source: The Argus