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Shortlists Unveiled for National MyPorter & MyCleaning Awards – in association with NHS England

Updated: Jan 31


Shortlist announced for National MyPorter and MyCleaning Awards

The eagerly awaited shortlists for The National MyPorter Awards and The National MyCleaning Awards were revealed today, showcasing the exceptional candidates for each of the thirteen award categories. This year, the awards received a record-breaking number of nominations, with over 300 entries from across the UK and Ireland. This made the task of selecting the finalists extremely difficult for the NHS England judges, who reviewed each nomination carefully and recognise the outstanding contributions made by those in Portering and Healthcare Cleaning roles.


The live awards ceremonies are taking place in February over two consecutive days in central London. The events cast a well-deserved spotlight on these healthcare professionals who demonstrate exceptional dedication and commitment. The first day will celebrate Healthcare Cleaners, Domestic teams, and Auditors for their vital role in ensuring a clean and safe environment for patients. The second day will applaud the portering services for their outstanding work in supporting healthcare operations.


This year, the awards are supported by two leading healthcare brands to express their support and appreciation for these unsung heroes. ISS is the headline sponsor for the MyPorter Awards while Compass Medirest backs the MyCleaning Awards as the gold sponsor.


The live awards ceremonies are not only a celebration of the portering and cleaning staff in the NHS, but also an opportunity to learn from the best practices and innovations in the sector.


The opening day will commence with a live conference featuring sessions on the latest trends within healthcare cleaning from NHS England with a keynote from Emma Brookes and industry champion Delia Cannings will again take to the stage, sharing her expertise and insights. The second day will feature discussions led by NHS England’s Phil Shelley, addressing the latest on the new portering standards, sessions by Caroline Lowe and Fay Lane regarding apprenticeships and the latest on the new national non-clinical uniform.

These sessions will be followed by a panel discussion, where the industry leaders will answer questions from the audience and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the portering, auditing and cleaning services in the NHS.


See the finalists below.


MyCleaning Awards shortlist:


Healthcare Cleaning Team of The Year, sponsored by Medirest:

Woodlands House – Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Blackpool Hospital Domestic Team - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Out of Hours Response Team – County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


MyCleaning Domestic of The Year, sponsored by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc):

Antonella Garofalo – Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Babita Garung – London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Karene Gillon – Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Evans Vanodine:

Patricia Russell - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Collette Sweeney – ISS Healthcare

Sylvia Sinclair – Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Leadership of The Year, sponsored by GT Cleaning Machines:

Lisa Eland & Lisa Harry - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Kerry Lansbury - Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Antoniya Zaeva – London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


MyAudit Auditor of The Year, sponsored by GV Healthcare:

Paula Brooks – Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Irvine - Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Rachel Foster – Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


Newcomer of The Year, sponsored by Decitex:

Glen Page – Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leah Torr – City Hospitals independent Commercial Enterprises

Abi Davies – The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


MyPorter Awards shortlist:


MyPorter Porter of The Year, sponsored by ISS:

John Doheny - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kabiru Ogundipe – London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

David Fairbairn – Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Portering Team of The Year:

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Dennis Southern Lifetime Achievement:

Vaughn McIvor – University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Peter Quinlan – United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Paul Green – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Leadership of The Year:

Andrew O’Donnell – Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Kim Fraser – City Hospitals independent Commercial Enterprises

Lee Rogers - Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Outstanding Contribution to Patient Experience, sponsored by GV Healthcare:

David Etches – Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dominic Attenborough - University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Gordon To – University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Newcomer of The Year, sponsored by Wheelshare:

Joe Diffey – University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Mark Goodfellow – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Steven Baughan – Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


MyPorter International Porter of The Year:

Donna Murphy - Jersey General Hospital

Rory Bassett – Beaumont Hospital


Congratulations to all the remarkable individuals and teams who have been shortlisted. Wishing you the best of luck at the live finals with the National MyCleaning Awards taking place on the 20th February 2024 followed by the National MyPorter Awards on the 21st February 2024.


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