The Information Technology Infrastructure Lead at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital has been awarded June’s Health Hero Award for their support to clinical teams.

Mike Nowell, who works as part of the Digital Services Department, has been recognised for going above and beyond to support the Pharmacy Team who recently upgraded their computer systems.

He was nominated by Wendy Mayne, Pharmacy Technician Specialist, who said: “I am delighted that Mike has won this month’s Health Hero Award for the amount of support he has given the Pharmacy Team.

“Mike is always there to support us and is happy to help. He is someone who keeps the hospital running and has so much knowledge but is always very humble and works so hard to support the clinical teams.”

The monthly award is presented to unsung heroes from across the hospital who are nominated by their colleagues for going the extra mile.

Mike said: “Thank-you Wendy for taking the time to nominate me, it was a lovely surprise out of the blue.

“Much of our team’s effort is directed into ensuring that systems are available and kept secure without negatively impacting the business – by definition, nobody should notice when we’re doing a good job!”

He was presented his 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: “Our Digital Services Team work hard to ensure our systems are working correctly, and upgrading them when necessary, helping us to deliver safe patient care.

“I’d like to thank Mike for his commitment to the hospital and our patients. Him and the team are a vital part of RJAH.”

Pictured: (from left to right): Stacey Keegan, Chief Executive; Mike Nowell, IT Infrastructure and Service Desk Lead; Wendy Mayne, Pharmacy Technician Specialist.