Worcestershire anaesthetist receives national award from AAGBI
An anaesthetist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been presented with the Evelyn Baker medal for her outstanding clinical knowledge and skill.
Sally Millett, a consultant anaesthetist at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital, received the national award from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI).
Millett said: “I am delighted to be awarded this honour, particularly as I was nominated by my colleagues in the trust. It is all down to be being part of a great team.”
She was nominated by colleague consultant anaesthetist, Chris Mowatt, who said everyone regularly calls on her for assistance: “Sally frequently gives up her own time to offer assistance, whatever hour it may be. She does not seek to shine a light on her achievements but we know she is the best and think that others should too. Sally has worked in Worcestershire for 15 years and during that time she has established herself as a wise and highly valued clinician.”
The Evelyn Baker medal, instigated by Margaret Branthwaite in 1998, dedicated to the memory of one of her former patients at the Royal Brompton Hospital, recognises the ‘unsung heroes’ of clinical anaesthesia and related practice.
Dr Julian Berlet, divisional medical director at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, said: “We are all so proud of Sally and we are delighted that the Association of Anaesthetists has recognised her contributions to anaesthesia, patient care, education and as a truly valued colleague.”