A senior radiographer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital has been named clinical supervisor of the year at City University’s annual awards.
KaWah LO (pictured far left), who has been a member of staff at the hospital for more than 16 years, will receive his prize in a ceremony in London on 14 June.
Our therapeutic radiotherapy team will also receive a commendation in the placement of the year category. The same team won placement of the year in 2021.
City University of London’s practice excellence awards celebrate the support given to healthcare students while on placement in east London as part of their studies.
The outstanding placement category is voted for by students, who are invited to nominate their placement provider based on a range of criteria, including the quality of patient care, learning opportunities and support.
Every year, around 10-20 students come to St Bartholomew’s for their clinical placement.
They also rotate to other sites across the south east and London during their degree, including Southend University Hospital and The Royal Marsden.
The team, who are around 40 strong and based in the basement of KGV at St Bartholomew’s, are specialists in delivering radiation treatment to cancer patients using our suite of Linear Accelerator machines.
This includes working with patients to plan their treatment, as well as providing emotional support to them and their families at what can be a very difficult period in their lives.
KaWah said: “We work hard to support our students and I’m delighted this has been recognised.
“Radiography is a hugely rewarding job – the best part of it is when your patient smiles at you and says ‘thank you’ at the end of their treatment. It’s also fantastic to see students pass their clinical assessments.”
Head of radiotherapy Angela Baker said: “These awards are a real team effort. They reflect our commitment to student training and to equipping the future generation with the technical and care skills we follow at Barts Health.
“To secure this team accolade for the second year in a row is a great achievement, and I’m so proud of KaWah for his personal award. I’m particularly pleased that they have come during a challenge period caused by Covid. It really shows our WeCare values in action."