Southern DHB awards evening celebrate outstanding staff

The Unsung Hero Award was presented to Bill Little by Deputy Commissioner Richard Thomson
The Unsung Hero Award was presented to Bill Little by Deputy Commissioner Richard Thomson
From breaking medical boundaries to the unsung heroes behind the scenes – Southern DHB celebrated some of its remarkable staff from across the district at the Southern Excellence Awards on Thursday 25 October.

“With over 4000 staff, we know there are incredible innovations and achievements, acts of kindness and staff constantly going above and beyond the call of duty,” said Southern DHB Chief Executive, Chris Fleming.

“The Awards are about acknowledging staff and the very important roles they play in providing care and support across the southern health system.”

Awards were made across nine categories including the Unsung Hero (Behind the Scenes) Award, which recognised Southland Hospital Mortuary Technician, Bill Little, for his dedication to the role.

“Bill has been in this position for over twenty years and despite the challenges it inevitably brings, he acts with compassion, kindness and respect,” said Mr Fleming. “He continually goes beyond the call of duty and it’s this dedication that makes such a significant difference to families and communities impacted by loss.”

The winners of each category receive a professional development grant.

 

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