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Caring at its Best Winners 2015 / 2016


Last night almost 500 staff, volunteers and supporters of Leicester’s Hospitals gathered at The Athena in Leicester for our annual Caring at its best Awards 2016. The ceremony saw an overall winner selected by our external judges from the finalists of the quarterly heats from throughout the year.

Watch our video below which shows a summary of the evening:



CAIB Winners - Lorraine Pringle, Olive Forty and Vicky Bates
Lorraine Pringle, Olive Forty and Vicky Bates, Maternity Care Assistants at the Royal Infirmary, were awarded the ‘We treat people how we would like to be treated’ award.

CAIB Winners - Patrice Dance

Patrice Dance, Staff Nurse from Ward 16 at Glenfield, was presented with the ‘We do what we say we are going to do’ award.

CAIB Winners - Lara Mitchell

Lara Mitchell, Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialist at the Royal Infirmary, received the ‘We focus on what matters most’ award.

CAIB Winners - Angie Palmer
Angie Palmer, Meaningful Activities Coordinator, won the ‘We are passionate and creative in our work’ award.

CAIB Winners - Hairdressers

The Hairdressers took home the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’, whilst Heather Sansome was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ category.

CAIB Winners - Ward 41
The team from Ward 41, Haematology, at the Royal Infirmary, were selected as winners of ‘We are one team and we are best when we work together’ category.        


CAIB Winners - Heather Sansome

Heather Sansome was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ category.

CAIB Winners - Mouna Bouridane
The publically nominated ‘Caring at its Best’ award was won by Mouna Bouridane, Trainee Assistant Practitioner in the Osborne Assessment Unit at the Royal Infirmary.


We would like to pay special thanks to our award supporter Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland, and category sponsors the Royal Voluntary Service, Leicester Hospitals, Asteral, Ernst Young, Renal Services UK, Kimal Renal Services, and Well-being at Work.

CAIB 2016 Sponsors logos

Our gracious thanks go to the judges, most of whom presented awards on the night: Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough, Chief Constable Simon Cole, Tony Donovan Executive Director at Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland, BBC Radio Leicester’s Jim Davis and Jo Hayward, Leicester Mercury Editor George Oliver, Deputy Mayor Rory Palmer, David Henson from Healthwatch Leicester and Prof Azhar Farooqi Chair of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group.