George Eliot Hospital theatre practitioner Joseph Carberry has been recognised as a ‘rising star’ at a prestigious national award ceremony on October 16th.
Theatre Operating Department Practitioner (OPD), Joseph Carberry was given the accolade of Rising Star at the virtual Advancing Healthcare Awards ceremony. The event had been postponed from earlier this year due the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was nominated by Theatre Manager, Paula Quinn for always seeking excellence in all that he does and this is shown through his practice. Joe has also taken on the new onco-plastic service as well as leading on ensuring that all prosthesis and consumables that are required for procedures are ordered and in place ready for when the surgery is scheduled.
Paula said: “Joe joined the Trust after qualifying in October 2018 and instantly became part of the team. He has embraced his role with a mature and level attitude and always remains pleasant and calm. He always has a smile on his face and is well-respected by the theatre team and wider colleagues.”
ODPs provide high standards of skilled care and support during each phase of a patient’s care when they are having an operation – anaesthetic, surgical and recovery.
This is the third year in a row that a member of George Eliot Hospital’s ODP team has scooped the award, with Fiona Deeley taking the honours in 2019 and Richard Cubbon and Ellis Goldspink in 2018.
The UK-wide Advancing Healthcare Awards, organised by Chamberlain Dunn, now in their fourteenth year, recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives in the healthcare science and allied health professions.
Theatre Manager, Paula Quinn added:" Well Friday 16th October saw a very different Advancincing Healthcare Awards. Gone was the champange reception and the posh meal, the awards on a stage. Due to the unprecedented times we are living in, in came the virtual awards. So as the nominator for the rising star award for the Theatres Department both Joseph and I attended a virtual awards ceremony. Some great projects were nominated for various awards and then came the rising start award... out of the 100's nominated Joseph and 4 others were all awarded an accolade for the things they have achieved so far..
Joseph has become part of the Urology team and this team also works on the onca- plastic team who work with ladies facing Breast Cancer and the surgery they have. He has worked with his Team Leader in getting this service up and running . Is widely respected by colleagues and surgeons alike.
I am immensely proud to be his Manager and know that he is just starting his career and I can see big things for him...
Congratulations Joseph on your special award ."
The official announcement can be found here on Youtube