Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is for an outstanding and inspirational individual who has dedicated many years of their life to service users and patients, whether that’s as part of Team BSMHFT or to the wider NHS.

Chetanjit Padham

Chetanjit Padham has now worked for the Trust for 32 years and has made a huge impact on service user care during that time.

She is a compassionate nurse with a warm nature about her, making an asset to the Orsborn House Community Mental Health Team.

Chetanjit is a team player and works closely with student nurses, inspiring the next generation in the process. She takes time to explain anything that others do not understand which helps her entire team grow together. Her team said:

“It will be a massive loss when she retires. There are not many nurses like her.”

Dave Willetts

Dave started his nursing career when he moved into the nurses home based at All Saints Hospital in 1986. 35 years later and luckily for us, he is still with the Trust providing the best care he can offer to our service users.

Over the years, Dave has worked across the Trust in various roles until nine years ago when he joined the team at Small Heath Health Centre. Over the years he has forged relationships, understanding and immense knowledge of each of his service users.

Affectionately identified as ‘the man with the ponytail’ to those who are not as familiar with him, this was his trademark for several years until he surprised his colleagues one day with a new look!

It matters that people are heard and respected to Dave, he is respectful, tolerant, and kind, possessing the unique ability to deescalate any situation. Whenever Dave isn’t around, his presence is missed by everyone who knows him.

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Dr Robert Wall

Dr Robert Wall trained in medicine at the University of Birmingham, then went on to higher training in psychiatry and became the youngest consultant psychiatrist in the West Midlands in 1982.

He joined the (then) North Birmingham Mental Health Trust and has served out his entire consultant career in this area.

Dr Wall has always enjoyed having trainee doctors to teach and supervise and is a keen advocate of good multidisciplinary working, valuing other members of the team such as nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.

Dr Wall has taken on additional medical and clinical leadership roles, including that of the Chairman of Division, the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee, the Acute Care Clinical Director, and the Divisional Medical Officer. Despite this, he has remained very much a hands on and grounded clinician.

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