Positive Practice Awards
Positive Practice Awards

Justin Hawkins

Shining Star - Non-Clinical


It’s not unusual for Justin to go over and above to make sure that facilities are kept in top condition for patients and staff.

Justin works as a Facilities Supervisor based at Connelly House in Chichester. 

On top of being a truly integrated member of the service team, and always making sure that the cleaning is up to standard and the catering service works smoothly, Justin has in recent months volunteered with good humour to look after additional sites in the north of the county where needed. 

One example of his dedication – and there are many - was when a freezer broke down in Crawley on a weekend. Justin just got on with things and went to a supermarket and bought supplies to ensure Sunday lunch wouldn't be missed.

On another occasion he rearranged his site's staffing rota so he could cover for another colleague's sickness out of his immediate area. 

Whenever Justin is asked to do something out of the ordinary, he reacts positively, suggests innovative solutions to problems and can be trusted to complete the task. 

He always finds time to engage with patients, listening to them and making sure they are happy with the standards of food offered, and the cleaning of their rooms whilst they are in hospital. 

His nominator said: ‘His total dedication to his work, and the Trust, is admirable which is why we are nominating him for a Shining Star Award.’