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Star Awards 2023 – Winners and Highly Commended colleagues

A line of our Star Awards trophies
02 October 2023

We shone a light on all our wonderful colleagues and teams at this year’s Sheffield Children’s Star Awards on Friday! Our Star Awards is an award ceremony that recognises individuals and teams for their incredible dedication, hard work and care at Sheffield Children’s. 

We celebrated with awards, food, dancing and more, it was a spectacular night that left our colleagues feeling very loved! 

A Clinical Nurse Specialist who goes above and beyond the call of duty for her patients and their families has been awarded with the individual Children’s Star Award. 

Lizzie Dodd, a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist from the Sheffield Eating Disorders Assessment and Treatment Team (SEDATT), was awarded the prestigious award nominated by patients and their families. One person who nominated Lizzie said: “She made me feel really safe and relieved, like a lot of pressure had been taken off my back. You’ve helped us and so many other people, you’ve helped me feel like the kid I used to be. You deserve this award!” 

As part of our award ceremony, nominators were given the opportunity to record special video messages for Lizzie, along with the winners of our team Children’s Star Award- The Paediatric Bone Disease Service, which can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. We were even able to surprise Lizzie with her award before the event!

Alongside Lizzie, a number of our colleagues and teams were recognised at the Star Awards and you can find out the full list of both our highly commended colleagues and winners below!  


Star Awards 2023 – Winners and Highly Commended 

Compassionate Care Award (Individuals) sponsored by Curious Kids Town.

Winner – Joanne Roberts, Advanced Physiotherapist 

Highly commended – Trudy Donn, Mortuary Manager 


Compassionate Care Award (Teams) sponsored by Curious Kids Town.

Winner – Ward 3 

Highly commended – Long Term Ventilation Team 


Brilliant Role Model Award 

Winner – Jennifer Cherrington, Ward 3 Manager 

Highly commended – Jyoti Williams, Senior Orthoptist 


Belonging and Respect Award (Individuals) 

Winner – Amy Jefferson, Clerical Assistant 

Highly commended – Rupa Talekar, Consultant Paediatrician 


Belonging and Respect Award (Teams) 

Winner – Clinical Coding 

Highly commended – 0-19 Paediatric Liaison/Safeguarding Services Admin Team


Excellence in Research and Innovation Award (Individuals) 

Winner – Charlotte Elder, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 

Highly commended – Sarah L Jones, Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist 


Excellence in Research and Innovation Award (Teams) 

Winner – Patient Information Team 

Highly commended – Parent Infant Relationship Service 


The Children’s Hospital Charity Fundraising Award 

Winner – Paediatric Critical Care Unit 


Improving Lives Award (Project) 

Winner – Tackling Health Inequalities through Families Matter 

Highly commended – Patient Information Project/Resource Library 


Children’s Star Award (Individuals) 

Winner – Lizzie Dodd, Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Highly commended – Sarah Allen, Ward 4 Support Worker 


Children’s Star Award (Teams) 

Winner – Paediatric Bone Disease Service 

Highly commended – Cystic Fibrosis Team 

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