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Boxer Dexter is real knock-out!

04 October 2017
Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who took part in the inaugural Rosie best pet competition – an initiative that fostered great team spirit and camaraderie among the workforce.

The brainchild of senior midwife Lucy Warner, the competition proved extremely popular, including with patients on the Delivery Unit, where pictures of staff  pets were displayed. 


Becky Thomas's pet boxer, Dexter, won Best in Show at the Rosie's inaugural best pet competitionWinner of best dog and overall best in show was Dexter, a noble Boxer owned by Becky Thomas, a maternity support worker on the Obstetric Close Observation unit.


Best cat went to Tiga, owned by senior midwife Shahla Bakhtiari, while the best small animals were awarded to, Closer, Coco, Daisy and Rosie, Guinea pigs owned by Cat Leigh-Brown, a midwife on the Lady Mary Ward.


Anna Shasha, head of midwifery who was on the judging panel, said: “It was a fantastic competition and our thanks to Lucy, for coming up with the idea, and everyone else who got involved. 


“It proved a real talking point and I must admit it was hard to judge but I had good help from Daniel Farr [deputy ops manager] and Dave Hamilton [Medirest] and it was Dexter’s pose that won him the prize for Best in Show.


“Hopefully we will be able to make this an annual event as we know that both our patients and staff enjoyed the competition and it became a real talking point.”


The competition raised £100 which will be donated to Wood Green Animal Shelter, where some of the pets in the competition came from.