Oxford Health’s deputy chief operations officer Pauline Scully has been selected as the winner of the trust’s Exceptional People Award for May 2019.

Pauline, who has worked in the NHS for over 40 years, has been described as dedicated, innovative and caring, treating everyone around her with great dignity and respect.

Sarah Firth, who nominated Pauline for the award, said: “Pauline has always been an inspirational leader and keeps patients at the heart of what she does.

“Despite being very busy she is calm and contained and always listens to what you have to contribute.”

Pauline has provided compassionate and innovative leadership in every role she has held throughout her career. She has dedicated time to develop creative projects to enhance service delivery and has been instrumental in building up nationally respected children’s health services for mental and physical health at the trust.

Pauline said: “I’m surprised and delighted to be nominated and am very grateful to receive the exceptional people award this month.

“I want to say thank you to all of the many brilliant colleagues I’ve worked with who work so tirelessly to provide the best services possible to patients and their families.”

Pauline will receive a certificate and our thanks for her valued service to the trust and patients.

Every month we recognise and reward a team or staff member that has made a real difference to the trust, our people and our patients. Nominations are welcome from staff, service users, patients, or friends and family of service users and patients. If you would like to nominate someone exceptional you can download a form here.