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Staff awards - Chief Executive's Award

Annual Awards - Chief Executive's Award

Dr Paul Peter, Consultant Physician and acute & emergency care group clinical director, nominated colleagues for the Chief Executive's award, saying, "The diabetic 'foot' team set up a county-wide service for patients with diabetic foot disease, which has revolutionised the way we care for this group. The team was led by Dr Tarigopula and colleagues in vascular and orthopaedic surgery, as well as podiatrists.

"The service now runs seven days a week and any patient with an active foot ulcer will be seen by a consultant diabetologist within 24 hours of referral and clinics run every day.  I want to thank every member of the team from the bottom of my heart."

Sue Jacques said, "I am so impressed by the benefits there have been for our patients in this inter-professional and inter-disciplinary work.  Every one of the people involved had to be committed, physicians, vascular and orthopaedic surgeons, specialist nurses and podiatrists.  This really stood out in the nomination."

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital