Chris was nominated by several people across multiple categories including Leader of the Year, Compassionate Care, Outstanding Contribution and Excellence and Innovation.
His professionalism and support have been noticed by many and across his 20 years at NEAS, the feedback from staff is the level of respect he has across the Trust.
Over the last year, Chris has been at the forefront of implementing the rollout of the new Fiat vehicles, bringing enthusiasm and energy to the project. He has been actively involved in the design, staff engagement and making sure patient care is improved.
Chris has also worked tirelessly to engage with staff and organise face-to-face training sessions to help staff adapt.
Despite the challenging change for staff, the work Chris has done will enable to project to move forward and has provided a successful template for how to implement this level of change with frontline colleagues in the future.
He has also been nominated for his leadership approach and going above and beyond to support his colleagues.
Overall, Chris is well respected as a leader and a colleague.