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Chris, Steve, and Louise

The new scheme includes the new Team Member of the Month award, which has one overall winner and two runners up, and will have a mix of clinical and non-clinical contenders.

Our first Team Member of the Month and overall winner is Steve Hill, Non Clinical Risk Manager. Our first two runners up are Kelly Irvine – Acting Divisional Chief Nurse, Orthopaedics and Jolly Saculles – Emergency Services Technician.

Winners of Team Member of the Month receive a certificate, they get their photo displayed on the wall in the main entrance for 12 months (both at Ashford and St Peter’s) and they receive £50 worth of ePoints. Runnersup receive a certificate and £20 worth of ePoints.


What are ePoints?

Alongside our new Team Member of the Month scheme we are also launching a new online recognition and benefits platform called ePoints.

ePoints has two functions, one to allow all colleagues to send ecards to each other to say thank you in recognition of work completed, long service and any other events which individuals want to recognise. This is a free and easy service which once everyone has logged into, they can send as many cards as they wish.

The second function has a benefits option which allows staff to log on individually and shop via their usual online retailers such as Amazon, Boots, Argos etc … but with 10% off. As part of the Team Member of the Month Award winners and runners up points will be awarded and added to their accounts which they can use to redeem against any item they wish to. Points can also be allocated throughout the year in recognition of other work well done.


Steve started with Ashford and St Peter’s in his current role just over two years ago and has led on all Health and Safety issues in the Trust since then. It is not only that he is excellent at his job but that he has an astoundingly caring approach to his role and the people he meets on a daily basis will all attest to that. His appearance at induction goes down a storm, our new starters love listening to him. The majority of us know who the “big fella with a big heart” is patrolling our corridors and keeping us all safe and if you don’t you should make yourself known to him. He will appreciate it.

Steve will always help and support people if he can, especially those who go through difficult times associated with negative experience or incidents as part of their working lives. He also has a wicked sense of humour. Estates & Facilities and the broader Trust would be a much poorer place without him


Pictured above from left to right: Chris Bell, Director of Facilities & Estates, Steve Hill, our first winner, Louise McKenzie, Director of Workforce Transformation