Community and mental health services for Solent NHS

We are committed to giving  great care to our service users and patients. Our people do exceptional things, this is your opportunity to nominate and vote for those who really make a difference.  You can nominate either a whole team, an individual person in the colleague category or an outstanding manager. You can then vote for the winner by clicking on the images below the nomination form.

Nomination form

To assist you in making a nomination please consider writing about the following points.

Does the individual or team:

  • demonstrate and role model our HEART values and culture
  • demonstrate innovation that is keeping more people safe and well at home, or improving the patient journey and experience
  • use their work to deliver improvements in safety and quality
  • clearly use the experience of communities and patients to inform their work , improve safety and quality or to change care
  • demonstrate collaboration with partners to lead influence and shape the delivery of care across the local health and care system

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Thank you for your nomination. You have the opportunity to vote for a winner from each of the categories below. Each month, the nominee with the most votes in each category will be the winner.

Vote for your winner below

Jacquie was redeployed to Inpatient Rehab at the Royal South Hants in March to assist covering one ward clerk role, this has turned into covering three different ward clerk roles . This was a very busy and stressful time at the start of the Covid crisis. During her redeployment she has quickly learnt these varying roles and has been a great support to myself and the entire team. Nothing is too much trouble and she will help where ever possible. Jacquie is also involved with setting up Solent Disability Resource Group which she cares passionately about.

Stuart has been involved from the beginning in establishing the COVID-19 testing team in the Solent community and at UHS - Adanac Park. He has been instrumental in training both Solent and UHS staff. Stuart is a great team player and colleague who has been supportive throughout to myself and the wider team through the pandemic.

Georgia made me feel so welcome on the ward, made effort to get to know me and help orientate me to the routine. She’s so bright and bubbly, makes every shift fun no matter what, always look forward to working with her. Pleasure to work with and great with patients!

Nomination 2: I am nominating Georgia because she is such a hard worker, nothing is too much trouble and she is always there to help both staff and patients. Georgia adapts well to the acuity of the ward changing and is able to build a strong rapport with a majority of patients. Georgia is a valuable member of the team and I am so happy she has joined us !


My reasons for nominating both of these wonderful women. Are because they were both incredible at there jobs and do them with great energy. They were both empathetic and real with the support and information but also they made me feel very comfortable through the calls I had with them. Also having that ability to be professional as well as having a chat and making me understand each step. I wish to say thank you once again to them both. They are a credit to the service that they give but also to your branch of nhs. They deserve to be boosted in there career as well as supported. As they will do anyone and everyone a great service.


From a patient or service user

Jess has been very welcoming and supportive of me. Always has a smile on her face. Good to work with and makes the shift run smoothly. Great with patients too.

Sally Ann was involved with establishing the COVID-19 testing pod initially at the West wing, UHS and then Adanac Park. Throughout her time with the testing team she worked endlessly to ensure a high standard of care for those being swabbed and was a very supportive colleague to myself.

Joan was involved with establishing the COVID-19 testing pod initially at the West wing, UHS and then Adanac Park. There were many challenges working under the direction of a different organisation (UHS), and frequent changes to requirements (to which strict adherence was expected). Joan rose to these challenges. She also endeavoured to ensure an almost personalised approach to each person being tested, aware of the fears and concerns of each person being tested. Despite almost no-stop changes of PPE and form filling, she maintained HEART values throughout.

I would like to nominate Kwadwo for being an exemplary manage brilliant in running the ward. They deal with situations and look after their staff and colleagues.



I nominate Nina, because she is very hardworking, always happy to help out in whatever the situation may be. Very approachable. And will always listen and take your views into account before making a decision on something. Nina has also been the most visible manager across both wards throughout Covid. Absolute asset to the Orchards. Great manager!


Nomination 2: Nina is an exemplary Manager and is brilliant in running the ward. How she deal swith situations and look after staff and colleagues deserves recognition.



I would like to nominate Kelley because she has been everyone's rock this year, She works between different offices to make sure all basis are covered. Kelley is warm and friendly and very approachable. Kelley provides us every week with the next weeks working rota with making sure people are staying safe and working from home and in base when safe to do so. I couldn't ask for a better manager, there anytime to answer not just her work phone but her mobile number if we need anything.

Nomination 2: Kelley is our manager and she has been extremely supportive to us before and during the Covid-19 period. She will go above and beyond her role and is always available in a time of need. She is professional, kind and so helpful . Kelley is a valued member of staff and is always available with a kind ear in times of personal problems along with work problems. She definitely deserves recognition for this.

Nomination 3: Kelley has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic being very supportive to help staff adjust to the new way of working.

Nomination 4: I would like to nominate Kelley, our manager, because she has been absolutely amazing this year in these very difficult months. She works between three bases normally to make sure she is accessible to everyone, as well as being seconded to St Mary's since Covid-19 and helping there. Kelley is very welcoming and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble and she is very approachable. She goes above and beyond to help anyone. She definitely deserves recognition for her dedication and caring nature.

Ellie took over as my manager following my return to work from a period of long term sickness and recent bereavement. She was kind, compassionate, fair, supportive and consistent in her management of me and made a huge difference to my transition back to work. I am about to leave the Trust and will miss working for and with her. I believe that Ellie exemplifies the HEART values in all that she does and deserves recognition for her efforts!


After suffering Corona Virus with Pneumonia, and spending three months away from the job I love. This manager has made my phase return to work as painless as possible. Along with the Occupational Health my manager has given me the support I felt I needed.

Since March the care group representatives have organised all the covid responses and ensured all service lines in the Portsmouth care group has been supported. they have been the team to get things done. Looked at ways for more efficient and safer ways of working and improved the covid response.

Our team has shown amazing commitment to work better and together to enhance and improve patient care over the last year, but especially during the COVID pandemic. The team have worked every day to embody our Trust Values. They have treated each other with respect and kindness ensuring every team member has felt empowered, valued and safe in a time of change. Moral has been higher during a time of rapid change and uncertainty due to the commitment and flexibility of everyone. I am inspired to work with such an outstanding team, who are determined to make a difference to everyone that they care for. Their dedication to our patients amazes me, they certainly guarantee every contact counts.



My name is Vanessa, I am the associate practitioner with the Palliative Support Team, and have been for the last almost ten years. I would like to nominate my team. We are about to embark on a new beginning in joining Mountbatten Hampshire. We have been with Solent for almost 12 years now, starting from a very small team to a much bigger concern. We as a team have been through difficult times but have maintained our trust values despite what has challenged us. We have delivered a first class service to the Palliative Patients of Southampton, and will continue to do so, just under a different structure. The difference that we make to those in their end of life care, shines through in the many plaudits that we receive. I feel that we are worthy of some recognition for all the hard work that we have done over the years. Our current Manager Siobhan Meyrick is leading us with a clear vision into our next journey. I feel that we have provided excellent care and have gone above and beyond in our patient care. We are a well loved team in Solent and I am sure others would agree that we are worthy of a team award.


Since March the care group representatives have organised all the covid responses and ensured all service lines in the Portsmouth care group has been supported. they have been the team to get things done. Looked at ways for more efficient and safer ways of working and improved the covid response.

A hard working team with a good team spirit!



I work on Maple ward myself and I feel that we have dealt with many challenges bot before and during covid, in such a good way! we have worked well as a team and boosted morale amongst ourselves when we were all feeling a bit burnt out, I'm proud to work for this ward and think that all my colleagues deserve to be recognised for simply being the best!

Nomination 2: Staff were honest about there fears and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Virus and the PPE provided yet they put their concerns and fears aside to care for and treat patients from all walks of life without hesitation. Staff understood that they were accountable for their actions and reactions. In facing such a deadly virus, it would be easy to get stressed but staff remained respectful to each other and pulled together as a team.

Nomination 3: The staff working on Maples ward are the unsung hero's of Solent NHS Trust. The real guys who should be getting rewards for dealing with challenging behaviour including being spat at whilst in a COVID crisis. We need to do more to show our appreciation to the guys who actually work on the floor and have dealt with the troubles of having their PPE ripped off by patients etc. The NHS could not last without them and it would be nice if they could get a physical reward for all the hard work they do.

Nomination 4: Amazing team, They have worked really hard through these difficult times. All staff are very supportive.

Nomination 5: Great place to work, everyone welcoming and work well together. Great patient care.


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