An Executive Personal Assistant at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is celebrating after being awarded January’s Health Hero Award.

Gayle Murphy, who works in Trust Offices at the Oswestry-based hospital, has been recognised for her hard work and dedication to the Trust.

She won the monthly award after being nominated by two members of staff in the Governance department – Ashling Donohoe-Harrison, Governance Lead, and Katie Cupitt, Governance Assistant Manager.

Ashling said: “Gayle is one of the most knowledgeable people within the Trust. Any problem big or small Gayle knows how to solve it – or if she can’t solve it, she always knows who will be able to.”

Katie added: “She approaches everything with a happy disposition. She always goes above and beyond for everyone. Without Gayle we would be lost.”

The Health Hero Award is presented to staff across the hospital after being nominated by their colleagues for going above and beyond.

Gayle said: “I feel honoured and proud to receive the health hero award. I’d like to say a big thank you to Ashling and Katie for their kind nomination, and I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the amazing team I work with.”

She was presented with her award, consisting of a keepsake certificate, special badge and box of chocolates donated by the League of Friends, by Stacey Keegan, Chief Executive.

Stacey said: “I am delighted that Gayle has been recognised for her dedication to the department. I can echo all the reasons Gayle was nominated; no task is ever too much.

“Gayle is extremely dedicated and enthusiastic, which makes her a highly valued member of staff. She is very deserving of this award.”