Martin Bell, Clinical Orderly is the winner of the Trust’s Hero of the Month award. Martin works on Berwick ward at Eastbourne DGH and was nominated by the ward Matron Sarah Wilkinson-Cox.

Matron Sarah Wilkinson-Cox said: “Martin joined Berwick in March 2020 at the most difficult time, he adapted really well to the new position and has made a real improvement to the audit scores on the ward. Martin not only cleans the ward with great pride, but spends time talking to patients and reporting concerns to the nursing staff.“

“Martin works really closely with the housekeeping team and works above and beyond his role. The whole ward adore him and staff walk around saying how hard working he is at all times. He has turned the ward around with his hard working ethic and his great team spirit. We really love him and feel that he needs to be the staff member of every month.”

Trust Chairman Steve Phoenix presented Martin with a certificate and gift token.

The Hero of the Month awards recognise the great work of colleagues who demonstrate how the Trust Values are lived out as part of everyday working life.

Each month staff nominate their colleagues for the award. Eight Divisional Heroes of the Month are selected by Divisional Leads who then go forward to be selected as the overall Trust Hero of the Month by the Trust Executive.