HEFMA Awards

The HEFMA Awards are not only a really important way of rewarding people, but also of gaining national recognition for the hard work and achievements of individuals and teams across the country.

The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging and everyone is still so busy, but it is important that we recognise the hard work, excellence and achievements of our NHS Estates and Facilities Management across the UK.
To achieve that, the entry process has been simplified and the structure of the awards has been changed so there be one award winner from each Branch. One overall, national winner will then be selected from these Branch winners.

Nominate today!

Our 2020 Awards Winners

Individual Development

David Carter, Co-ordinator Maintenance at Worcester Health & Care NHS Trust.

David has worked to develop the quality of the data from the CAFM system, transform the relationship between the trades and record-keeping and improve understanding between the management team and trades.

 

People Development

Mike Hill, Head of Estates at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Difficulties with recruiting quality engineering and trades staff as a result of skills shortages led the Trust to introduce its own programme for 'home-grown' talent by upskilling existing staff, recruiting and developing apprentices and trainees.

 

Efficiency & Improvement

Jon Byrne, Environmental Manager at the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Jon has developed a zero-cost tool to monitor clinical waste pre-acceptance audits, improving productivity by recording data in real-time and leading to greater efficiencies in the Trust's waste streams.

 

Project of the Year

The Derriford Winter ED Scheme 'Big Build' at the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

This project extended the Paediatric Emergency Department and improved the Resuscitation area, providing accommodation for staff and patients that is fit for purpose, offers enhanced security and calming features for more distressed patients, such as a Hurricane tube and Magic Carpet.

 

Team of the Year

Group Catering, Estates and Facilities Teams at The Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group.

The teams have delivered significant and sustainable service improvement for staff, patients and visitors from the Jewish faith community by establishing Shabbos Rooms to provide 24/7 access to facilities for rest as well as hot and cold Kosher food.

 

Leader of the Year

Stuart Windsor, Director of Estates & Facilities at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

Stuart was recognised for his inclusive, consultative and inspirational leadership style which is driving service improvement through a clear and common vision that is shared and has been developed, organically, by the whole team. He is highly respected throughout the Trust and is as much a mentor as a manager.

 

See the September/October 2020 issue of HEFMA Pulse Magazine for more detail about each of these entries. Digital version available from next week, with printed copies to follow.

2021 Awards open for nominations

HEFMA's prestigious national awards for 2021 will take a slightly different format than usual.  

The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging and everyone is still so busy, but it is important that we recognise the hard work, excellence and achievements of our NHS Estates and Facilities Management professionals across the UK.
To achieve that, the entry process has been simplified and the structure of the awards has been changed so there be one award winner from each Branch. One overall, national winner will then be selected from these Branch winners.

How will it work
Nominations are invited of individuals or teams who have worked within the NHS in the last 18 months. The nomination process is entirely online, at: www.hefmaawards.co.uk. The usual award categories have been removed for this year, although we suggest that when nominating, achievements that make a contribution in the following areas are considered:
• Efficiency
• Improvement
• Leadership
• Team Management
• People Development
• Project Delivery

An initial selection process will be undertaken at Branch level, whereby each Branch will shortlist the most worthy nominations received from their region to submit for judging. The judging panel, which will include other Branch Chairs, will then select a winner from each Branch and the one overall winner. All winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony to be held in September.

Why you should enter
The HEFMA Awards are not only a really important way of rewarding people, but also of gaining national recognition for the hard work and achievements of individuals and teams across the country. Winners and shortlisted entries will be covered in more detail within Pulse, on the HEFMA website and across social media, providing valuable peer recognition and enabling other EFM professionals within the NHS across the country to learn from the work, ideas and initiatives of others. As Trusts are then able to celebrate those achievements across their own networks, the awards are also a great way of raising the profile of hospitals and healthcare workers within the communities they serve, continuing to focus awareness of the public on the essential work that EFM individuals and teams do every day to ensure a clean, safe and healing environment, alongside excellent services, are provided for patients.

Closing date
Entries are open now, but will close on June 21. There is no time to delay.   Click here to nominate

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