17th Mar, 2018

Evesham Community Hospital's matron named ‘Leader of the Year’ at NHS awards

The matron at Evesham’s Community Hospital has been crowned ‘Leader of the Year’ at an NHS awards ceremony.

Shirley Hodgetts has been matron at the Waterside hospital for just over a year and was given the accolade at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust’s annual staff awards last Wednesday.

The ‘delighted’ matron, who was nominated by the trust’s senior management team, was handed the award by special guest and Falklands War hero Simon Weston CBE.

Evesham Community Hospital’s inpatient stroke rehabilitation wards were also given the Ambitious Award at the event.

The wards, which opened earlier this year when all of Worcestershire’s specialist stroke beds were moved to Evesham, support patients recovering from a serious stroke and is already reducing lengths of stay enabling patients to return home more quickly to continue their recovery.

Speaking after receiving her award, Shirley said: “I am delighted to have won this award and grateful to the Trust for the help and support I and the team here at Evesham Community Hospital has received during my time here.

“It is a great place to work and I am lucky to have such outstanding nurses, therapists, porters, caterers, housekeeping and all the other staff without which the hospital wouldn’t be as effective as it is today.”


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Reader Offers

Check out all of the latest reader offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Car Finder 24/7

We've written reviews to help you find a car you'll love to drive.

Heart2Heart Dating

Looking for love? Start searching to find a new date on heart2heart dating.