Matron at Horsham Hospital receives ‘Making a Difference Award’ for her service, leadership and support

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust's award ceremony.  Dawn Fincham, Matron at Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital, was presented with the Making a Difference - Individual Award
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust's award ceremony. Dawn Fincham, Matron at Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital, was presented with the Making a Difference - Individual Award

A matron working at Horsham Hospital has received a ‘Making a Difference’ award for her dedicated service, leadership and support she gives to her colleagues.

Hundreds of staff from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) celebrated a year of achievement at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton last Thursday.

One of the worthy winners was Dawn Fincham, Matron at Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital.

She was presented with the Making a Difference – Individual Award in recognition of her dedicated service, leadership and the support she gives to her colleagues.

SCFT, which cares for adults and children in clinics, schools, hospitals, GP surgeries and people’s homes all over Sussex, awarded prizes in 13 categories and recognised 87 members of staff to have reached 20, 30 and 40 years’ service in the NHS.

The event, which was hosted by SCFT chair Peter Horn and chief executive Siobhan Melia, brought together teams from across the 5,000-strong workforce.

Following the awards, more than 650 colleagues working in NHS services across Sussex came together for the annual staff ball.

Ms Melia said: “Our awards and ball are important ways of recognising the incredible contribution of our teams. It is important to take the time to say thank you for their hard work and the difference they make to the lives of our patients and their families.

“Congratulations to all of our award winners – I am proud to be part of an organisation that does so much to support our local communities. We have a fantastic team here at SCFT.”

The full list of winners:

· Apprentice of the Year – Ellysia Diprose

· Compassionate Care – Jane Musiol

·Inclusive Leader – joint winners Allison Kidgell and the Prosthetic Team

· Making a Difference Award (Individual) – Dawn Fincham

· Making a Difference Award (Team) – Time To Talk Health

· Our Community Way Quality Improvement – Karen Arkle, Vicky Hartley and the Children and Young People’s Continence Team

· Outstanding Newcomer – Ruth Fox

· People’s Choice – Emily Dolbear and Kate Nutt

· Research and Innovation – Dr Diane Sellers

· Volunteer of the Year – Jan Cooper

· Working in Partnership – OneCall Coastal

· Chair’s Award – Rose Farmer

· Chief Executive – Overnight Nursing Service