On 16 November, the winners of the first joint Kingston Hospital and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) annual Staff Awards were announced during a glittering ceremony at Twickenham Stadium, supported by Kingston Hospital Charity.

Almost 500 guests from across both organisations came together to celebrate the achievements and contributions of colleagues in delivering high quality care for patients and our communities. The ceremony, which was led by Chief People Officer, Kelvin Cheatle, featured 16 award categories which recognised the incredible breadth of talent across Kingston Hospital and HRCH and included: Compassion in Action, Working Together, Rising Star, Team Hero, Leading and Inspiring and the Kingston Hospital Charity Award.

The Kingston Hospital Charity Award is for an individual or team who have gone beyond the call of duty to support or assist Kingston Hospital Charity. The nominees were:
• Consultants Andrew Pooley and Adrian Fawcett who cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats over 14 days in August 2022 and raised over £6,500. Some of the funds raised have helped to purchase a Biofeedback machine to support pelvic health physiotherapy.
• Staf Nurse Rebecca Morris who took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2023, raising £850 which was nearly double her target. Relatively new to Kingston Hospital, Rebecca was keen to give something back as she felt Kingston Hospital had been the most supportive hospital she’d ever worked at.

• Maternity’s Screening & Bereavement Lead, Balvinder Reehal who was instrumental in recruiting a team of 15 to take part in the inaugural Night to Remember memory walk in September 2022, which raised over £30,000, and who continues to be a keen advocate for Kingston Hospital Charity.

Our thanks and congratulations to Andrew, Adrian and Rebecca for being nominated and to Balvinder as winner of this year’s Kingston Hospital Charity Award.