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Student awarded ‘Trainee of the Year’ at Hospital awards ceremony

9 Oct 2019 5:00PM

A Radiotherapy and Oncology student from the University of Suffolk has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the first East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust staff awards.

Beth Leggett is currently in her second year at University and attends Ipswich Hospital as a   student therapeutic radiographer on placement.

She said of the award “‘I was beyond grateful and overwhelmed to have even been nominated for this award, let alone to have won, especially against some of the incredible teams and individuals that represent the amazing work done on a daily basis in the NHS. Everyone there was so deserving and I’m so proud to have spent such a good evening with fellow colleagues.”

70 teams and individuals from across the Trust were celebrated in seven categories at the awards ceremony held at the Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel. The judging panel included executive directors, staff side representatives, patient representatives, former award winners, allied health professionals, a doctor, nursing colleagues and operational colleagues.

The hospital radiotherapy team said they had been ‘blown away’ by Beth’s compassion, and patients often seek her out for support and help.

Zoe Grant, Lecturer in Therapeutic Radiography at the University of Suffolk, said “I am delighted to hear that Beth has received this award. This highlights Beth’s good practice, delivering care with compassion whilst supporting the amazing team of therapeutic radiographers at Ipswich Hospital during her clinical placements.”

The award ceremony was sponsored by OCS Healthcare, Strood Specialist Contractors, UNISON, the Colchester and Ipswich Hospital’s Charity and a consortium of JSH, KLH and Castons.

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