Awards double for support NHS worker

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A Rotherham community support worker has clinched the top honour at a local health trust’s annual awards night.

Sandra Black, of Greasbrough, Rotherham, who works in the Community Therapies Team at Ferham Clinic, initially won the title of Support Worker of the Year and also went on to receive the top honour of Chairman’s Award.

Sandra, who has worked in the role since 1991, was nominated for the awards for the compassion, dedication and hard work she puts into her role.

She said: “I was in shock when I heard my name. The team I work with are fantastic and encouraging. They are great and it makes my job enjoyable and easier. I believe the people make the team and the team make the people shaping our character and work practice. 
“I am very honoured.”

Lawson Pater, chairman of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is always difficult to pick the Chairman’s Award winner because staff work so hard to deliver the best patient care possible.

“Sandra really deserves this award.”