Joy as consultant Mr Chowdhury wins Health Hero Award

Release Date: 27/04/2017

Joy as consultant Mr Chowdhury wins Health Hero Award

Mr Chowdhury, who has been clinical lead for the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries for a year now, was nominated by the centre’s Ward Manager Rebecca Warren – who hails him as an inspirational leader.

His award was presented by Chief Executive Mark Brandreth at the MCSI Spinal Dinner at the Lion Quays Hotel on Friday 21 April, an event attended by leaders and staff from the department as well as patients and members of the hospital’s Executive Team. It was officially announced at the monthly Board of Directors meeting today.

Rebecca said: “Mr Chowdhury is a leader. He always puts his patients and staff first.

“Both patients and staff find Mr Chowdhury caring and compassionate, and he is always visible to us all. He always gives us the opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues.  He is always open to new ideas and suggestions on any improvement to MCSI.

“He has certainly had an impact on me, my staff and patients, and I am 100% certain he will be having this impact on others around the Trust as well.”

Mr Chowdhury had already worked in MCSI for several years before taking on the role of clinical lead in April last year.

His first year in that position coincided with the centre’s 50th anniversary, a landmark which was celebrated by the hosting of the prestigious annual Guttmann Conference – featuring representatives of spinal injury units from across the UK.

Mr Chowdhury said: “It is a real honour to receive this Health Hero Award, but I accept it on behalf of the whole team in the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries.

“I am so proud to be a part of this team, and there is never a day that goes by without me being inspired and motivated by their dedication and their commitment to their patients.”

Mark Brandreth said: “I was delighted to be able to present Joy with this award in front of his colleagues and patients at the Spinal Dinner.

“Their affection and admiration for their clinical lead was so evident. It was a privilege to be able to recognise it in this small way.

“We have so many truly outstanding consultants at RJAH and Joy is certainly one of our shining stars. I hope he is here with us for many more years to come.”

Pictured: Mr Chowdhury being presented his award by Mark Brandreth, CEO

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