CWA apprentice Stewart Nimmo has been awarded the COVID-19 Response Special Recognition Award for work he has completed at his workplace and within the wider community throughout the pandemic. Stewart is undertaking a Level 5 Management Apprenticeship at CWA, while working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) as a Catering Manager. He has been working at the QEH for thirty years.
Stewart has been ensuring all staff receive the food and drink they need, including creating additional meal bags for frontline staff who struggle to get to the shops outside of their shifts, providing the COVID-19 wards with refreshments and working with the local community to manage food donations.
“It was a surprise and a shock to have won. I felt like I didn’t do anything different to what anyone else would have done in the same situation by trying to take the pressure off our frontline staff so they can focus on giving the best patient care possible.
“In March, everything changed overnight. It was a tough time for us all, but we got through it together and we continue to push through it together. I’m a small cog in a big wheel, the Catering Department has such a great team spirit and each and every one of them worked together to ensure we could support the staff in the best way we could.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our partners and everyone in the local community for their donations and working with us throughout this difficult time. It’s greatly appreciated by all at Team QEH.”