Nurse earns slice of success in competition by MNA Recruitment

By Sally-Anne Youll | Kidderminster | News | Published:

A nurse's colleagues shared a slice of her success when she won pizzas all round in a competition to be named Employee of the Week.

Dicky Dodd presents staff nurse Deepa Raghavan from outpatients with her Employee of the Week certificate

Deepa Raghavan, who works at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, was nominated for the award for going beyond the call of duty to make sure patients are looked after properly.

Deepa, who works in the outpatients department at the hospital in Bewdley Road was surprised by Signal 107 DJ Dicky Dodd when he called her at work to let her know she had won.

She was awarded pizzas for 10 colleagues and a Red-Letter Day experience when she was picked from a host of entrants in the competition, organised by MNA Recruitment and run in conjunction with radio station Signal 107.

Deepa said: “I am really thankful to have won this competition. I would like to dedicate my award to the whole department as it is such a fantastic place to work.

“When I joined here two years ago I felt very welcome and I really enjoy working here. Thank you to my lovely colleagues for making every day brilliant.”

Deepa was nominated by colleague Maggie Davies for always putting her patients’ needs first and going above and beyond to make sure they are well cared for.

Maggie said: “Deepa is such a wonderful person and this radiates into her clinical work. She will go above and beyond to make sure her patients are well cared for and is a fantastic patient advocate, even in the face of adversity. She has a fabulous sense of humour, and it’s a constant pleasure to work alongside her; she makes every shift a joy.”

Deepa was presented with her winnings on Friday, along with the food delivery for her colleagues.


The search for the Employee of the Week was staged as part of a promotional campaign for MNA Recruitment.

MNA Recruitment business development manager Tracey Thompson said: “Deepa is a very worthy winner and MNA Recruitment was so pleased to award her for her achievements.”

Signal 107 DJ Dicky Dodd said: “Deepa and her colleagues are a brilliant team and they thoroughly deserve this award.”

MNA Recruitment is part of the Midland News Association, the publisher of the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

Sally-Anne Youll

By Sally-Anne Youll
Assistant Editor


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