THE contribution of a hospital volunteer has been recognised.
Bob Ward, of Ellesmere Port, was presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Supporting Patient Care at the Countess of Chester Hospital Celebration of Achievement Awards 2008.
Bob has worked tirelessly for the last 21 years to support the hospital by taking on multiple roles including driving ambulances and DJing.
He said: “People ask me why I do so much for other people and I tell them it is because their need is greater than mine.”
The awards offered an opportunity for the hospital trust to acknowledge the hard work of individuals, wards and departments who have excelled.
Linda de Cossart, consultant general and vascular surgeon at the hospital, awarded three bursaries of £2,500 each in her role as chairman of trustees of the West Cheshire Postgraduate Health Education and Research Foundation.
They went to: Dr Graham Leng, consultant/medical director of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and Audrey Jones, clinical services manager for Out of Hours Advice for Specialist Palliative Care; Dr N Goenka, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology, Natalie McKeown, project leader, and all Diabetes Team Project members and patient educators for DISC – Insulin and Dietary Innovation, and to Mr David Luff, consultant ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon, specialist registrars (SpR) in ENT Mr James Keir and Miss Helen Beer, consultant ENT surgeons Mr J Tahery and Mr R Temple, Dr Anand Sastry, ENT, Professor Croall, consultant microbiologist and Dr Peter March, University of Manchester, for determining biofilm presence in chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps and controls and examining the in-vitro activity of potential topical antibiotics on clinical isolates from chronic rhinosinusitis patients.
The ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester for more than 250 members of staff, friends and family.
A charity auction and raffle raised £2,400 for Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda.