08 November 2007
Emma Dawson-Moray, senior radiographer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, has been named as London’s radiographer of the year.
Emma, from Maple Cross, Hertfordshire, will collect her prize this evening at the House of Commons at this year’s UK Radiographer of the Year awards run by the Society of Radiographers.
Emma has been an integral part of the imaging team at Harefield Hospital for almost three years. In 2006, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour which required surgery and six weeks of radiotherapy. Throughout her treatment, Emma retained a positive attitude and was determined to get back to work as soon as she could. After a speedy recovery, she was back at work six and a half months later.
Tracey Yarker, imaging service manager at the Trust, who nominated Emma for the award, said, “Emma acts as an inspiration to us all. The courage and determination she has shown while being treated for her brain tumour has been phenomenal. She is a talented and dedicated radiographer who always gives her best to any task she undertakes. She is very popular with her fellow colleagues who comment on her caring nature towards patients.”
Commenting on her award, Emma said, “I am honored to be named London’s radiographer of the year. I know there are a lot of radiographers locally who do great work so I was very flattered when Tracey put my name forward. I still can’t quite believe that I’ve won.”
As winner for the London region, Emma will receive a prize of £100, a Fujifilm digital camera and a commemorative certificate. The award will be presented to Emma by Dr Erika Denton, the Department of Health’s National Clinical Lead for Diagnostic Imaging.
For further information, or for a photograph of Emma Dawson-Moray and Tracey Yarker, please contact:
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Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
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Notes to editors
Imaging staff at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust use some of the most advanced equipment available. After a highly successful 18-month fundraising campaign, a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT (Computerised Tomography) scanner was installed at Harefield Hospital this year. Further fundraising efforts are currently underway for the purchase of a new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner for the hospital which will benefit patients further.