The Paediatric Team at Eastbourne DGH have won the Trust’s ‘Hero of the Month’ award.

The team was nominated by Angela Waters, Ward Clerk who said: “The paediatric team of Matron, Nurses, Doctors, Health Care Assistants and Housekeepers are an amazing team to work with, they are not just work colleagues they are my second family. The last year and a half has been a real challenge to us all after having to move location and they have given great support to the whole team when we have had a wobble. They always go above and beyond for our patients and parents. I would like to nominate them all as I think they deserve to have this, they are all heroes in my eyes”.

Trust Chairman, Steve Phoenix presented the team with a certificate and chocolates.

The ‘Hero of the Month’ award recognises the great work of colleagues who demonstrate how East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust values are lived out as part of everyday working life.

Each month, members of staff nominate their colleagues for this award. Eight Divisional heroes of the month are then selected by divisional leads, and these nominations go forward to be selected as the overall Trust ‘Hero of the Month’ by the Trust Executive.