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He's our Golden Buzzer winner and we're not Joe Quinn! All the results from last night's Junior Doctors' Awards.

Joe Quinn was the hero of the night at our first Junior Doctors' Awards after scooping armfuls of certificates, trophies - and even a Gold Buzzer!

Organisers had to create the extra  award - mirroring Britain's Got Talent TV show -   to recognise the amazing fact that Joe was nominated in every single category - sometimes twice - and by nine different colleagues.

The room  totally erupted when his name was called out! 

Joe, a medical trainee on the Acute Floor at CRH, said: " I'm elated. It's amazing and I am really surprised. Everyone is very friendly here and it was a lovely do and seeing everyone together was great. It was also nice the Trust gave the recognition to the doctors in training." 

He said the team working at CHFT made it special. " It is very friendly. All departments seem to work together. There are no antagonisms and problems."

Asked if he would return here, he said:  "Yes, definitely. No question about it.!

He added: " Owen is great. It was nice to see him come and join in. It says a lot about the Trust when you see the senior management team involved like that. As long as things stay like that I would apply to come back."

The night, at Cedar Court, Ainley Top, was hosted by Suzanne Dunkley and Neeraj Bhasin and opened and closed by our CEO Owen Williams. In all, there were 70 nominations for  junior doctors in six categories fom their colleagues across the board.

Owen, who celebrates seven years at CHFT on Tuesday,  said: "  You are all winners tonight. My heartfelt thanks. You are the living embodiment of compassionate care."

He said he hoped many of them would return to the "family" at CHFT as consultants, adding: " When it gets tough we want you know that as well as the support of your families and loved ones at home you also have us. We try to create a sense of family in our organisation."

Co-hosts Suzanne Dunkley and Neeraj Bhasin hosted the event  throwing in a few Doctor Doctor jokes and encouraging the whooping. Both spoke of their pride at working at CHFT.

Head of Workforce and Development, Suzanne, said it was important for her to be working at her local hospital and told the audience: " We want you to know how much you mean to us."

Neeraj, our Vascular Surgeon and Associate Medical Director,  said he came back to work here as a consultant because he loves the place so much and hoped the doctors in the audience would too.

Born and brought up in Huddersfield, he revealed the last time he had been in the room was his 6th Form leavers' event - with comedy photo evidence. (see attached)

Chief organiser Sue Burton from Medical Education was presented with two bouquets from Anu Rajgopal and Dr Susan Crossland as a thankyou for her efforts.

A buffet followed the presentations.