Our NHS Superstar Cards

Tell us about your NHS Superstar and why

It is difficult to single out one person, all the teams are superstars.

All of our NHS colleagues are superstars because of their dedication, commitment, resourcefulness, flexibility, adaptability and how they rise to the challenge of providing excellent patient care 24/7.

Helen Vaughan – for being amazingly understanding, flexible and very funny!

To Maria and her lady colleague who sold plants at the reception in Crawley Hospital this summer, and who sell bric-a-brac/books/toys every week. She is a volunteer.

Kirsty, Brighton General – for the speech and language therapy you gave me. From Nicole.

Pat Miller – a volunteer at the Child Development Centre, Crawley Hospital.

To our teams for always taking on the challenge and delivering the best HCP care to the children and young people of Brighton and Hove.

Dr Jenny Parry – who puts patients first, and who is research active!

To the IV Team because they made my life so easy.

Angie Davis at Research and Innovation – for making me feel welcome and comfortable in my new role within the Trust. It helped me settle into the role and get the best out of the resources and teams. Thank you.

Ann Podsiadly (Area Manager HCP) – she has kept us all going and deserves a medal. She delivers compassion, care, kindness and strength in all things.

Jennie Clarke – she’s understanding professional, kind and friendly, the best colleague to work with.

Jane Hurst (Heart Failure HCA band 4) – always ahead of the game, ensuring patients and carers needs are met.

Our duty nurse in Occupational Health who listens to all staff problems and queries.

Lucy Casson (Heart Failure Nurse band 7) – a new heart failure nurse for Brighton & Hove who has developed from band 6 to 7 and is smashing it.

Rachel Skates (Senior Infection Control Practitioner) – always positive and helpful.

Responsive Services Brighton and Hove team - patient care is the most important thing.

Ellysia Diprose – amazing apprentice and colleague.

Jackie Allt (Chief psychologist) – for her work and support with integrating physical and mental health.

Wendy McCarthy – team player, fair, creative and supportive of new ideas – tenacity to make them work.

Cara Mitchell – always bright, sunny and amazing to work with!

Chailey deliver over 30 specialist clinics supporting 2,000 appointments a year – with an average of 400 new referrals.

Diane Sellers – for dedicated work in complex neurodisability in the area of dysphagia and oral motor skills and for producing a new outcome tool EDACS – Eating and Drinking Clarification System – which is now used internationally.

Bethan Thomas for going above and beyond.

Stephanie Fernando – she’s an enthusiastic, committed and passionate member of the BAME network and a fantastic HR Advisor.

Digital Health Programme – knowledgeable, supportive, flexible, kind, considerate and caring.

Deb Lewis – she helps staff in work and groups with cars and council parking.

Nikki Field – a great manager and superstar.

Charlotte Burns – she’s the best office manager because she’s understanding, friendly, professional and approachable.

Lucy Scragg – she’s an amazing manager and leader.

Lucy Scragg – she’s always smiling and encouraging.

Time to Talk, Crawley Team – a brilliant, inspiring, professional and wonderful team to work with. From Caroline.

Ambulance crew in Crawley and Queen Victoria Hospital Hand Surgery Team – for a recent accident, thank you. From Caroline.