West London’s Balraj Basra honoured at national NHS Unsung Hero Awards


West London NHS Trust’s Domestic Supervisor, Balraj Basra, has won in the ‘Leadership’ category at the Unsung Hero Awards, held on Friday 28 February in Manchester.

The Unsung Hero Awards is a national award for non-medical/non-clinical NHS staff and volunteers and shines a light on the hard work that they strive to provide on a daily basis.

Balraj works within a Medium Secure Forensic Men’s Unit and supervises around 20 members of staff. He was nominated for his dedication and commitment to his work to ensure that the patients’ environment is clean and safe. He started at the Trust as a Domestic Assistant and worked hard to progress to Domestic Supervisor. This has included him completing ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) training and other courses which has enabled him to teach and support his staff more effectively.

Jennifer Holmyard, Head of Facilities Services (London), who nominated Balraj, says: “We are really proud of Balraj. Nominating him for an Unsung Hero Award was just a small token of our gratitude to the fantastic commitment he brings to the Trust.”

On receiving the award Balraj said: “It is a real honour to have won an Unsung Hero Award. It is humbling to see that my work is recognised in this way. I would like to thank all my colleagues whose support and dedication are just as heroic.”