Clinical Nurse Manager Frances Catania won the GHA’s prestigious “Employee of the Year Award” at the GHA’s eighth annual Staff Awards Ceremony which took place on Monday 16th May at the John Mackintosh Hall.

The awards were jointly sponsored by The Beacon Press, Restsso Trading Co Ltd, M H Bland, Basewell Ltd and Mrs Margaret Ayling-Buttigieg. Meal vouchers were kindly donated by Bianca’s Restaurant, Kowloon Restaurant and Bruno’s Restaurant, with food hampers donated by GibMaroc Ltd.

Around 120 members of GHA staff and their guests came together to celebrate the long and loyal service of staff who have worked for the GHA for more than 25, 30 and 35 years and a range of individual and team acts of outstanding performance in 2015/16 in the 8 individual award categories.

The award winners in the individual/team categories were:

Qualified Nurse of the Year:

Estela Cascado Martinez (Registered General Nurse)

Nursing Assistant/Auxiliary Nurse of the Year: 

Lorraine Wood (Nursing Assistant)

Doctor/Dentist of the Year:

Dr Daniel Cassaglia (Consultant Paediatrician)

Allied Health Professional/Healthcare Scientist of the Year:

Pamela Knowles (Senior Biomedical Scientist)

Support Services Employee of the Year – Frontline:

Ivana Lavagna (Ward Clerk)

Support Services Employee of the Year – Behind the Scenes:

Zarajan Lopez (Administrative Assistant)

Ward/Department of the Year:

District Nursing Team

Employee of the Year:

Frances Catania (Clinical Nurse Manager)