Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Basildon Hospital: Lifetime award for pioneering hospital doctor

A BASILDON Hospital doctor has been recognised during Black History Month with an award for his pioneering work in healthcare and supporting colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Professor Rotimi Jaiyesimi, Group Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, has received the National BAME Health & Care Lifetime Achievement Award.

The prestigious award was for his 30 years’ leadership coaching, helping many medical professionals in the NHS to take on senior roles, and his leading work to improve health outcomes for patients.

The award also acknowledged his efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine among staff, as well as advising colleagues about medical conditions which are more common among ethnic minorities.

Professor Jaiyesimi said: “I am really honoured to have won both awards, these will act as inspiration to everyone to do more impactful work for ethnic minority communities and help make a difference.

“I look forward to continuing my work for patients and the community, which translates to improved patient care.”

Earlier this year Professor Jaiyesimi also received the Diaspora Merit Award from the Nigerian government. This award was for his contributions to global health and the Nigerian medical sector, as well as his efforts to improve healthcare education and research collaboration between higher education institutions in Nigeria and the UK.

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