Celebrating heroes in the hospitals

11 Feb 2019

The annual Barts Health Heroes Awards celebrate staff who’ve gone above and beyond. We’re proud to fund the award programme and the winners' ceremony which took place last night. 

Our Chairman Paul Rawlinson (pictured with the Whipps Cross Acorn Ward team) gives the lowdown on the winners of the Barts Charity awards. 

"It’s one of the highlights of my year attending the Barts Health Heroes awards and hearing about inspirational staff, and last night was no exception. It’s with great pleasure that we give four Barts Charity awards to celebrate those who go above and beyond, not just in their day job, but in support of the charity too.

As Chairman of Barts Charity, I’d like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to the winners of the charity awards:

Individual Fundraiser: Rosel Tallach

Rosel is a Consultant Anaesthetist at The Royal London Hospital who travelled to Costa Rica to run six marathons in six days. She raised over £2,000 for our Trauma Appeal.

Individual Ambassador: Catriona Rowland

Catriona, the Quality Improvement Lead at Newham Hospital, is a dedicated and effective advocate for us, both in social media and in person! She’s implemented monthly bake sales and is even running the London Marathon for us in April.

Fundraiser Team: ACCU at Royal London Hospital

The ACCU team consistently refer grateful patients and their families to Barts Charity and they are fantastic when supporting cheque presentations. The team took part in a Tough Mudder in September 2018, raising just under £4,500. 

Ambassador Team: Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross Hospital

The team from the children’s Acorn Ward always go the extra mile for Barts Charity, whether they are supporting football visits, informing grateful patients about the charity or organising fundraising events.

...and a huge thank you to all the charity nominees! 

  • Carys Jones for arranging numerous bake sales for the radiotherapy department at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and is always championing the charity
  • Daniel Carr from The Royal London Hospital for running the London Marathon for us, taking on an additional half marathon as part of his training and raising almost £4,000.
  • The Dementia and Delirium team for taking part in lots of individual events, from the Hackney Half to the Santa Run, as well as working to constantly promote the charity
  • Hannah Kosuge for placing the Charity and the Trauma Appeal front and centre on the Trauma ward at The Royal London and promoting us to her patients and staff.
  • Jason Morley-Smith for being a tireless advocate of the charity. Jason is always promoting us and has been instrumental in us having a presence at St Bartholomew’s.
  • Kirsty Webb-Wood, Knut Wilmott and Lucy Cosgrove for organising a peer-to-peer event at Whipps Cross Hospital to promote and give advice about Barts Charity funding
  • Lucy Wootton on the Children’s Play Team at The Royal London for working closely with the charity and being crucial in keeping key corporate donors engaged and informed
  • Nancy Whiskin for working with us to ensure her 1,000 Barts Heath volunteers know about the Charity
  • Parjam Zolfaghari for being a fantastic aide for cheques presentations at the ACCU at The Royal London. He makes families of patients feel so welcome even if he doesn't know them personally and is a fantastic advocate for Barts Charity.
  • The Play Team at The Royal London are brilliant fundraisers, organising summer and Christmas quizzes, referring grateful patients to us, supporting with marketing projects and helping to thank donors
  • Rebecca Boxall at The Royal London Hospital for being a great support to our Trauma Appeal, helping to source patients to be ambassadors and agreeing to be the cover girl on our latest charity magazine.
  • Ward 12D at The Royal London Hospital, for helping to promote the Charity and Trauma Appeal on the ward, including patient materials, posters and display boards."


If you know of teams or individuals, including the many wonderful volunteers, who go above and beyond the call of duty for patients and colleagues, nominate them at www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/heroes or email heroes@bartshealth.nhs.uk

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