A man who has dedicated more than half a century to transforming hospital services for women and children, people with cancer and those with heart problems has been honoured for his service to the NHS.
David Haire joined the NHS in 1967 and, as Director of Operations, drove the creation of Hull Women and Children’s Hospital and the Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology.
His work with the Daisy Appeal also led to the opening of the Daisy Building for the care and treatment of people with cancer, heart disease and dementia.
Mr Haire’s dedication was recognised by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust at its annual Golden Hearts awards ceremony in Hull on Friday.
The glittering ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton was held to thank staff looking after the health of more than 600,000 people in Hull and the East Riding.
Fifteen awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr Haire, were presented to individuals and teams working at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital during the ceremony, hosted by former Chief Nurse Mike Wright.
Chief executive Chris Long said: “We can only achieve the high standard of care we offer patients because of the dedication and hard work of our staff.
”It is right we take the time to thank the people who spend their lives helping others and to celebrate their achievements.
“I would like to congratulate our very worthy winners and thank them for their hard work and devotion which ensures the NHS remains the envy of other countries around the world.”
The winners were:
Making It Better award: HEY Baby Team
Great Leader: Lindsey Harding
Team Spirit: Renal Dietetic Team
Lessons Learned: Karen Harrison, Tissue Viability
Apprentice of the Year: Andrew Eagle
University Partnership Working: Academic Respiratory Team and Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre
Moments of Magic: Jenny Wilson
Health Group Trophy: Clinical Support Health Group
Outstanding Individual of the Year (Scientific, Technical and Therapeutic): Julie Randall
Outstanding Individuals of the Year (Non-clinical): Stuart Cutts and Tania Hicks
Outstanding Individual of the Year (Clinical): Dr Kamrudeen Mohammed
Outstanding Individual of the Year (Nursing and Midwifery): Chloe Tennyson
Outstanding Team of the Year (Non-Clinical): Radiotherapy Physics
Outstanding Team of the Year (Clinical): Kidney Transplant Team
Lifetime Achievement: David Haire
The Golden Hearts celebration was funded by the trust’s own staff lottery and through the generous sponsorship of Minstergate/Beerhouse, Go MAD, T2, KCOM, Savilles, Managers in Partnership, HYA Training, Simply Health, OCS, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Interact, Cambio and the University of Hull.
[Allison Coggan – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust]