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Glass awards, Staff Awards event 2011

Awards and honours

Services and staff at Salford Royal have received a number of accolades, honours and awards including:








  • A single Manchester bid – from a partnership including Salford Royal - has been awarded £28.5m from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), bringing lifesaving tests and treatments a step nearer for millions of people (NIHR Biomedical Research Centre to bring hope to millions, September 2016) 

  • ·Our Acute Care Collaboration (ACC) vanguard led to us becoming one of the first Foundation Trusts in the country to be accredited by NHS Improvement to lead groups or chains of NHS providers (Salford Royal one of only four Trusts to be accredited as a foundation group leader, August 2016).
  • Salford Royal’s anaesthetics department was officially recognised for its excellent service when it received Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation, a peer-review scheme developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (Prestigious accolade for anaesthetic department, July 2016).
  • Nurse Fiona Murphy, who has led innovative bereavement and donor work in Greater Manchester and shared it across the country, was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours (Pioneering nurse Fiona is awarded MBE, June 2016).
  • Two of Salford Royal’s kidney specialists, Prof Donal O’Donoghue and Prof Phil Kalra, have been appointed to two of the highest positions in the UK’s Renal Association (Key new roles for kidney specialists, May 2016).
  • Angela McDonald, bereavement trainer for children and families at Salford Royal, won the Supporting Carers category at the 2016 RCNi Nurse Awards, the profession’s top accolade for nursing excellence (Bereavement nurse wins top award, May 2016).





  • Dedicated Nurse Consultant Julie Flaherty was awarded an MBE for services to paediatric nursing in the New Year’s Honours List. She also volunteers for humanitarian efforts around the world and recently helped during the ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone  (Children’s  nurse consultant awarded MBE honour, December 2015).



  • Professor Christopher Griffiths,  Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal and Professor of Dermatology at The University of Manchester, was presented with the Sir Archibald Gray Medal in recognition for his outstanding services to dermatology (Skin expert given prestigious medal, August 2015).


  • Salford Royal’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation team was presented with the British Heart Foundation Team of the Year Award by the British Cardiovascular Society, in recognition of their commitment to improving patient care (Patient Care Award for Cardiac Rehab Team, July 2015).        

  • Stroke specialist Professor Pippa Tyrrell has been given a national Life After Stroke Special Recognition Award for her pioneering work to transform the quality of stroke care in the UK (Stroke specialist given national award for life-saving work, June 2015).



  • Salford Royal is an outstanding Trust, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced. It is only the second Trust in the country to earn the top rating and the first in the North of England  (Salford Royal is an outstanding trust, March 2015).


  • Sandra Smith, a Health Visitor Matron at Salford Royal, has been presented with a Fellowship from the Institute of Health Visiting (Matron becomes official health visitor ambassador, March 2015).                
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s children’s services Health Visiting team and Salford City Council’s Children’s Centres have been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award by UNICEF (Baby Friendly award for Salford, January 2015). 





  • Janice McGrory, Lead Nurse for Dementia and Delirium, has been crowned the Best Dementia Nurse Specialist/Dementia Lead at the 5th National Dementia Care Awards (National accolade for Lead Dementia Nurse, November 2014)   


  • Salford Royal's Debra Dooley, who is the Lead Nurse in Adult Community Services, has been given the prestigious title of Queens Nurse (QN) (Lead Nurse Debra becomes Queens Nurse, December 2014).




  • Executive Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive, Elaine Inglesby-Burke has been named on the inaugural Nursing Times Leaders List, which celebrates the contribution of nurse leaders to the nursing profession (Salford Royal’s Elaine named Nursing Times Leader, June 2014)


  • Staff members Stacey Barnes and Phylis Ziswa have been presented with awards in recognition of their dedication to learning and development in a ceremony held by Health Education North West (Salford Royal’s award winners, June 2014)


  • Salford Royal’s Director of Innovation and Improvement Science Maxine Power has been appointed Honorary Professor in the College of Health and Social Care at the University of Salford (Maxine celebrates Honorary Professor appointment, May 2014)         





  • Chief Executive Sir David Dalton was awarded a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his services to the NHS. Salford Royal’s Consultant Surgeon Mr Iain Anderson was honoured with an MBE for his contribution to clinical surgery and medical education (Salford Royal Chief Executive receives a Knighthood, December 2013)


  • Salford Royal’s children’s services Health Visiting team, Salford City Council’s Children’s Centres and the Health Improvement Service were awarded Stage 2 accreditation in UNICEF’s internationally renowned Baby Friendly Initiative after a recent assessment (Expert help for new mums, October 2013)


  • Salford Royal MS Specialist Nurse Lindsay Harrison was named as a joint winner in the Multiple Sclerosis Trust’s ‘My Super Nurse’ Award 2013 (Specialist MS Nurse wins award, May 2013)


  • Salford Royal emerged as the best acute Trust nationally in the NHS Staff Survey 2012 (Staff engagement is top, March 2013)


  • Salford Royal achievesd a top ten ranking in the first ever overall assessment of NHS hospital quality in England, based on what matters most to people, published by MHP Health Mandate ( Top for quality, March 2013)


  • A pioneering home-based therapy to help patients with a rare neurological condition earned Salford Royal nurse Amanda Woodall the Nursing Standard’s Innovations in Neurology Award (Industry award for pioneering Amanda, March 2013)


  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors declared Salford Royal fully compliant with every standard they assessed (CQC Inspection, February 2013)


  • Car Parking Customer Care Team re-accredited for the British Parking Association's Park Mark award (Safe place to park, February 2013)


  • Salford Royal's Dr Hari Mamtora (Consultant Radiologist) received an MBE in recognition of his services to the NHS (New Year Honours, January 2013)


  • The Alcohol Assertive Outreach Team is Highly Commended in the "'Addressing the Wider Determinants of Ill Health' category (North West Public Health Awards, November 2012) 
  • Cath Stansfield (Advanced Practitioner) scoops a national award for her work to improve care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Royal College of Nursing IBD Nurses Network, October 2012) 

  • Assistant Director of Nursing Jane Macdonald is the first recipient of the Macdonald Leadership Award (British Renal Society, July 2012) 

  • Trust wins 'Changing Culture' award (HSJ Patient Safety Awards, July 2012) 

  • Diabetes Care Call service is Highly Commended in the Primary Care Category (HSJ Care Integration Awards, July 2012)

  • Trust is Highly Commended in the 'Diabetes Care' category (Care Integration Awards, July 2012)
  • Best Acute Trust in the country (NHS Staff Survey 2011 results, March 2012)

  • HR Services Manager, Lesley Moss received an MBE in recognition of her services to the Salford community (New Year Honours, January 2012).



  • Highlighted as having the lowest hospital death and weekend mortality rates in the North West (Dr Foster Hospital Guide, 2011)


  • Diabetes Care Call service wins ‘Best Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Initiative’ award (Quality in Care Diabetes, 2011)


  •  Respiratory Nursing team win the ‘Respiratory’ award (Nursing Times Awards, 2011)        


  • Best Acute Trust in the North West for the second year running (NHS Staff Survey, Apr 2011)

  • Emergency Oxygen programme win ‘Patient Safety in Clinical Practice’ award (Patient Safety Awards, Mar 2011).



  • 95% of patients tell us they would recommend Salford Royal to family and friends (Patient Experience survey, 2010)

  • The Acutely Unwell Adult project won the ‘Quality and Productivity’ award (HSJ Awards, 2010)

  • Board of the Year (NHS Leadership Awards, 2010)

  • Trust wins ‘Patient Safety, Changing Cultures’ award (Nursing Times/HSJ Awards 2010).