The Isle of Wight's NHS heroes have been honoured at an awards ceremony held to mark Healthcare Support Workers Day 2023.

The event, sponsored by Trigghomes Estate Agents, saw trophies, certificates, and vouchers of £2,500 to 20 winners and runners up.

Held on Thursday, November 23, the ceremony celebrated healthcare support workers and the valuable contribution they make to patients and their families.

Managing Director, Keith Trigg, said: "It’s an honour to support our NHS heroes who all do an amazing job in looking after the people on the Isle of Wight.

"To recognise these individuals is a very important way of saying thank you for all you do."

The workers are involved in a variety of setting across the NHS, working in roles such as maternity support, healthcare assistants and theatre assistants.

The event was also an opportunity for the Trust to recognise and thank all our support services including portering, estates and facilities, digital and others.

Juliet Pearce, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs said: “Healthcare Support Workers Day is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and thank the invaluable contribution all of our support workers make.

"They are at the core of the NHS and we would not be able to provide high quality care to our patients and their families without them.”

A list of winners and runners-up are as followed:

Theatres and Day Surgery Unit

  • Winner - Sarah Atkinson, HSDU
  • Runner Up – Amelia Sibley, Theatre Support Worker

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

  • Winner – Caitlyn Arnold, MH support worker
  • Runner Up – Jackie King, Associate Practitioner

Estates Services

  • Winner – Michelle Axon, Head of Portering and Waste Services
  • Runner Up – Stuart Nichol, Estates Manager

Ambulance Services

  • Winner – Mary Long, Operational Station Manager
  • Runner Up – Anthea Pike, Ambulance Emergency Care Assistant

Acute services

  • Winner - Karli Toogood, Childrens Nursery Nurse
  • Runner Up – Beverly Sparkes and Charlotte Woodford, Associate Practitioners

Cleanliness Services

  • Winner - Rebecca Small, Cleanliness Assistant
  • Runner Up – Robert Morrison, Cleanliness Assistant

Digital Services

  • Winner – Marcus Garman, Infrastructure Programme Manager
  • Runner Up - Nathan Jenkins, Digital Operations Infrastructure Project Manager

Laboratory and Pharmacy services

  • Winner - Gavin Jones, Pharmacy porter
  • Runner Up - Jonathan Tait, Trainee BMS

Portering Services

  • Winner - Richard Whittington, Porter
  • Runner Up – Gary Sharp, Porter

Community services

  • Winner – Alison Singhateh, Senior Administrator
  • Runner Up – Yolanda Gavaghan, Support worker