Chairman's Awards

Winner's Announced

Belfast Trust Chairman’s Awards celebrate innovation and service development by recognising ground-breaking health and social care projects that are taking place in the Trust.

At a glittering event last night in Belfast City Hall the winners of the 2015 Chairman's Awards were announced. This year there were over 100 entries, reflecting the exceptional work that is going on across all services in Belfast Trust.

The judging panel had a difficult task of deciding on the winners in each of the five categories that reflect Belfast Trust's values, respect and dignity, openness and trust, being leading edge, learning and development and being accountable. The standard of entry was so high that in the Leading Edge category two entries shared joint first place.

The category winners were:

Going the Extra Mile

This year there was a new award ‘Going the Extra Mile’ which reflected the outstanding commitment of an individual who has gone the extra mile. The inaugural winner was Wilnor Tennant, a T.I. within Occupatinal Therapy who put in many hours of extra work, and fundraising activities to develop a garden area for sensory awareness at the Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit , that patients can carry out gardening tasks within the context of a rehabilitation programme.

Specialist Award

An additional award was made this year to PICU staff at The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) for the development of their iconic 'Daisy' patient safety and quality improvement initiative.

About the prizes

The winning projects each received a silver perpetual cup, certificate and a cheque for £10,000 to reinvest in their service.

Second and third placed projects in each category received a certificate and cheque for £3,000 and £2,000 respectively, to reinvest in their service.

Over the next few months we will feature the category winners in the Chairman’s Awards.

Full list of winners

The full list of winners in each of the categories is:

Openness and Trust

1st Place - Assuring Quality End of Life Care for Residents in Nursing Homes
2nd Place - Safe Treatment in the RBHSC ED
3rd Place - Relief of Dental Pain Clinic, Out of Hours Service


Respect and Dignity

1st Place - C.L.A.R.E – a partnership approach
2nd Place - Dementia with Dignity
3rd Place - BCH Direct


Leading Edge

Joint 1st Place - The Impact of Collaborative Working on Organ Donation within the Regional Paediatric
Intensive Care Unit
Joint 1st Place - NI Non-heart Beating Cadaveric Renal Transplant Programme
2nd Place - Recovery begins with HOPE!
3rd Place - Low Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy Specialist Award ‘Daisy’, RBHSC

Learning and Development

1st Place - SimBel
2nd Place - Friends of the Cancer Centre Clinical Nurse Specialist Development Programme
Joint 3rd Place - Learning and Development for Health Records Staff Band 2
Joint 3rd Place - Learning and Development for Social Work Staff – Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults



1st Place - Iveagh Centre – a positive support ethos and environment
2nd Place - Implementation of a Structured Asthma Protocol
Joint 3rd Place - Treatment Advice Note - good advice
Joint 3rd Place - The Primary Joint Arthroplasty Outcomes Unit


Going the Extra Mile
Winner - Wilnor Tennant
Finalists - Carol Leslie
Finalists - Margaret McCafferty & Anne Calvert
Finalists - Eileen Murphy