Awards and accolades

Staff and departments at UHSM have received a number of awards, accolades and honours which recognise the hard work and care we provide for our patients.


UHSM’s Severe Asthma Team was named the best in the country at delivering respiratory nursing care to patients in the 2015 Nursing Times Awards. The severe asthma patient education programme was set up four years ago and developed by Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist Leanne Jo Holmes to provide support for severe asthma sufferers in the North West.

Claire Lui, a specialist breast care nurse in the Nightingale Centre at UHSM, won an award from Breast Cancer Care. This was for the development of an educational resource and Claire employed a tablet device to display images of a variety of breast surgical procedures.

UHSM’s Nightingale Breast Unit was assessed in November 2015 by the National Macmillan Cancer Assessment Team and has successfully retained its “Macmillan Quality Environment Mark” for the third time in a row. The ground breaking award uses an evidenced-based tool that specifically assess the physical environment in which information, treatment and support are provided to people affected by cancer.

UHSM’s Professor Anil Jain was given an EMBRACE Award by the Health and Social Care BME Network. Prof Jain received the award for Outstanding Service and Promoting Equality and Diversity in the NHS.

UHSM’s Patient Experience Team were named best in the country at the Patient Experience Network National Awards.

Keith Pearce, Consultant Cardiac Physiologist, Martin Stout, Clinical Academic Cardiac Scientist and Andrea Arnold, North-West Clinical Tutor in Cardiology at UHSM were awarded the Advancing Healthcare Award for the second year in a row for their work in inspiring the future healthcare science workforce.

The Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis team at UHSM were given a prestigious Quality Improvement Award in the first ever UK Cystic Fibrosis Registry awards.

Dr Brendan McGrath, consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at UHSM was appointed as National Tracheostomy Lead Clinician by NHS England.

UHSM volunteers, Brian and Mary Kay, who have been volunteering at UHSM through the League of Friends charity for 89 years collectively, were given a prestigious British Citizens Award. The awards recognise individuals doing extraordinary things in the local community.

Assistant Practitioner at UHSM Janet Guest was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. She received this prestigious award in recognition of her work to help and support people who have endured domestic ritual and honour-based abuse. Janet is a Complex Needs Facilitator with the Manchester Adult Burns Service, based at UHSM’s Wythenshawe Hospital Burns Unit.

UHSM was named in the Health Service Journal’s top 120 places to work in the NHS.

District Nurse Mandy Hine was awarded the prestigious QNI Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize for Outstanding Achievement as a District Nursing student. This prize is offered to the top performing student of the District Nursing programme in every university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Debbie Smith, Manager at the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital has been given the Henry Garnett Award. To qualify for this award the individual has to act as an ambassador for Macmillan, inspire and support their peers and colleagues and be recognised by other stakeholders as an inspirational person, particularly by people affected by cancer.


The Vascular Studies Unit at UHSM became the first vascular laboratory in the UK to gain UKAS accreditation for vascular diagnostics.

UHSM’s Professor Ben Bridgewater was named as one of the topinnovators in health by the Health Service Journal. This was for his work in analysing and publishing data on cardiac surgical outcomes in the UK and pioneering a new system of transparency designed to drive up treatment and care across the NHS.

The Audiology team at UHSM gained UKAS accreditation, meaning that our Audiology service is nationally recognised as a service of a high standard and patients receive the best diagnosis, care and treatment.

Professor Anil Jain, Consultant Radiologist at UHSM was named in a list of BME pioneers in the Health Service Journal. The HSJ has recognised his work in launching the Asian Breast Cancer Support Group to improve breast cancer awareness and breast screening uptake within the Asian community and also to support those going through treatment.

In a poll, UHSM was voted the top hospital in Manchester by readers of the Manchester Evening News, for the second year running.

In recognition of environmental improvements made at UHSM, the Trust was given a prestigious Green Apple Award.

UHSM was named ‘Most Sustainable Public Sector Organisation in Health/NHS’ and highly commended in the ‘Best Energy Management’ category at the Public Sector Sustainability Awards.

UHSM’s Specialised Ability Centre was named the best Disablement Service Centre Award in the country at the Limbless Association’s annual awards ceremony. The annual Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards Ceremony recognise and reward the outstanding contributions and achievements in the Limb-loss and Healthcare Communities and the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry.