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Public Choice shortlist announced

Another major milestone has been reached in Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) first ever staff awards.

The Cambridge Independent, which is supporting the only category open to the public to make nominations, has announced its shortlist of two individuals and three teams.

In the running for the Public Choice Award are:

Midwife Rosie Riches holding baby. Picture by Annalisa Ross.
Isobel Riches. Picture: Annalisa Ross

  • Isobel Riches, Rosie Hospital midwife
Alexander Colquhoun in theatres
Alexandra Colquhoun

  • Miss Alexandra Colquhoun, consultant urologist
John Farman Intensive Care Unit team
John Farman Intensive Care Unit team
John Farham intensive care unit group shot
John Farman Intensive Care Unit team

  • John Farman Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Public Choice team shot
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit team

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Motor Neurone Disease Clinic

To celebrate, the Cambridge Independent has published a special four page spread celebrating the achievements of all those nominated and the touching stories of readers.

To recognise all those nominated, editor Paul Brackley and news editor Gemma Gardner joined CUH chairman Mike More and CUH director of corporate affairs Ian Walker in an online presentation to over 90 CUH staff members who were nominated as individuals or part of a team.

Paul said they were “inundated with entries. He an introductory editorial he says: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate to our Public Choice Award with Cambridge University Hospitals.

We were overwhelmed by the response and were sent so many incredible stories of how staff at CUH have made a huge difference to patients and their families, not just through their skills and expertise, but through their devotion and kindness.

Paul Brackley

“The task of judging the shortlist with CUH was exceptionally difficult, and so today, in addition to unveiling the finalists, we are publishing a list of all the nominees and highlighting a selection of their stories too.

“This award is a celebration of everyone that has provided excellent care during a time that has been so challenging for all healthcare professionals. It is wonderful to play a part in saying a big thank you to them from the community.”

Only last week CUH revealed the names of those shortlisted in a number of categories open to staff to nominate colleagues. The winners of all the categories will be announced during a special ceremony in September. You can see the full list here.