Glittering ceremony to honour hospital staff at Hull’s Hilton

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.

David Haire receives his Lifetime Achievement award from former Chief Nurse Mike Wright

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.

Chloe Tennyson receives award for Outstanding Individual – Nursing and Midwifery

“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.