ECHO - Connecting the Children's Heart Community

ECHO Excellence Awards

ECHO is working in partnership with the Cardiology team across the Evelina London and its network hospitals to celebrate the hard work of cardiac staff through the ECHO Excellence Awards.

We are delighted to celebrate all our awardees for going above and beyond to provide care and support for ECHO heart families.

Do you want to nominate someone?

Any member of cardiac staff within Evelina London and any of its network hospitals can be nominated, by both families and colleagues. This could be administrators, porters, physiologists, therapists, nurses and doctors – any member of staff who has gone above and beyond to support heart families. 

All you need to do is let us know why you are nominating them, and they will be in with a chance to win a special enamel pin badge, gift voucher and certificate – plus a celebration in the ECHO e-newsletter and social media. Make your nominations today!

February 2021 winners

Desmarie Adams

Health Care Assistant, Paediatric Cardiology 

Desmarie has worked tirelessly to support the ward during COVID, particularly when many nursing staff were re-deployed to other areas. She is about to embark on her nursing training which is a massive credit to her motivation and abilities.

From Desmarie: “Thank you for the recognition it is very much appreciated.”

Emily Ellis

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Cardiology

Emily is an unsung hero in cardiology. She will listen to you like it is the first time you have spoken to her about a subject even if you have spoken about it a million times already. She helped us so much during our time in hospital.

From Emily: “My day to day job is varied but focuses on the acutely unwell inpatients and pre-operative outpatients. I really appreciate being nominated for this award, it is a real privilege and very unexpected. Thank you.”

Dr Vita Zidere

Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology

Dr Zidire couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful. I was so impressed with her efficiency. I want to reiterate how much I appreciated the care of Dr Zidere, she really reassured me.

From Dr Vita Zidere: “Working as a fetal and paediatric cardiologist allows me to follow up my patients from the very beginning of their life until they are transitioned into the adulthood.  This brings enormous responsibility as well as lots of pleasure and work satisfaction. The ECHO excellence award came as big but very pleasant surprise and I am very grateful to my patients who nominate me for this award.”

Marcia Sealy

Ward Clerk, Cardiothoracic Services

Marcia always brightens up your day with her smile and positive attitude. She always makes me laugh and supports nurses considerably by answering the phones and passing on messages.