I would like to nominate the midwife Tatjana Molotkova for her excellent professionalism and care for myself, my newborn daughter, and my birth partners (my husband and mother) during my traumatic birth experience on 9th November 2014. Tatjana took my original phone call when I called delivery suite to say I was in labour and on my way into hospital. I had a history of high risks births (two previous PPH’s) and was consultant lead, Tatjana was ready and waiting when I arrived in hospital to get me settled. She carried out an examination that suggested despite the contractions coming … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to nominate someone.
Please take the time to read some of the recent nominations the organisations we are working with have received. These employees have been nominated by their customers for The WOW! Awards.
It’s crazy to think your bodies reactions can change within minutes or even seconds, I was induced on the 17th November 2014 I went 32 hours with contractions coming every 1-2 minutes and 16 of those hours established labour, I’ll try not to go into to much detail. Every time I hear this story it massively upsets me but at the same time I’m so thankful. My partner, mother and sister tell me as I ask to hear the story just so I can get a picture of what actually happened to me. I never got to witness the birth … Continue reading
As well as their day duties the three run a charity tuck-shop at Seaham in their own time which has raised thousands of pounds for various good causes (eg) McMillan Cancer, Alzheimer’s society, British Heart foundation, Stroke association, Help for Heroes, Emergency food supplies – The list goes on. This has led to numerous letters of appreciation which are displayed on a notice board near to the tuck shop and made a difference to our community …. not to mention feeding the staff !!!!!!! Thanks. It’s also the one stop shop for us to help out anybody that has fallen … Continue reading
The team of Rachel and Mark helped my nephew at difficult time for him when he was in a bad mood down by the river in the Chester-le-St Riverside Park. They talked to him kindly and helped him to pull himself together to the safety of his home. They then followed up later to check on things with his parents. They deserve recognition for the amazing service to the community. Nominated By: Henry Clark Nomination Date 25 February 2015
I would like to nominate Craig Johnson for his excellent efforts in organising the Mini Police project at Belmont CE Primary and Blue Coat CE Junior School. The scheme engages up to 90 young people in the Durham City area allowing them to engage with the local police, breaking down barriers and encouraging partnership working. The mini police are ambassadors for both Durham Constabulary and their local schools and have demonstrated at recent public events what an asset they are to the City. Craig provides excellent communication and organisation that ensures the project is a huge success in both schools. … Continue reading
The Public Protection Unit is responsible for supervising and managing registered sex offenders. I believe my colleagues in PPU deserve acknowledgement for their endless work in the world of safeguarding our communities from those people who pose significant sexual risk. At a recent presentation, the speaker discussed how those working with sex offenders work in the shadows. He described how they work where most of society understandably doesn’t even want to acknowledge exist and they work to safeguard future victims whilst hopefully reassuring previous and present victims that everything is being done to manage those offenders Police do know about.I … Continue reading
On Friday 16th January 2015 PC Harry Iveson was dealing with a vulnerable witness back at Spennymoor Police station. A witness that had no place to live, hadn’t eaten a hot meal in days and had been suffering problems within his local community and had no one he could turn to, no possessions and no money! PC Iveson recognised this and without being prompted or asked he used his own money to buy the witness a hot dinner, namely fish and chips and a can of pop from the local fish and chip shop and didn’t request anything in return! … Continue reading
Tony became involved in supporting an investigation into fraud whereby an 80 year old recently widowed victim had lost £9,000 to a sophisticated courier fraud. The fraud involved offenders misrepresenting that they were police officers. The victim was left feeling confused and upset. Through liaison with the bank Tony was able to stop the money being transferred to the offenders. He then arranged to have the money returned to the victim and personally met with her to supervise the return of her money. On Christmas Day when Tony was with his family and not at work, knowing that the victim … Continue reading
We came in to DCH to be monitored, and it was picked up that my baby’s heartbeat was dropping every time I had a contraction. The decision was made to induce me, and I was put into Amy’s care. She was very attentive and I felt reassured that she was monitoring us both very carefully. She helped me to stay calm, whilst making sure that I understood all of the possible outcomes. She made sure that I was seen by other medical staff whenever she felt it was necessary and my husband and I both felt that she would make … Continue reading
Lyn deserves recognition she was due to finish work at 2.30pm this was 7pm in the evening and she was about to go home. She could see my father Eric Blanchard was worried about my mother June Blanchard who had been in a fall had an operation on her hip and moved to swan ward. Lyn took time out to wheel my father Mr Eric Blanchard to see his wife June Blanchard in Swan ward which as you know is a long walk in a wheelchair with oxygen cylinder so he could give her a kiss and a cuddle both … Continue reading