Trust Pharmacist Halimah wins at the Luton’s Best Awards

Date: 14/02/2024 | Category: General News

A Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust member of staff has been celebrated by local organisation Love Luton as part of their Luton’s Best Awards 2023. Halimah Isbag works as a Senior Pharmacist at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D), and won the Adult Achiever of the Year award.Halimah with the Adult Achiever of the Year winner certificate

Day to day, Halimah helps at the Luton Foodbank, mentors students, visits schools and care homes, volunteers for the Trust Charity, is an Ambassador for the Step Forward Luton campaign, and has appeared on local radio. Due to this work, she was nominated in two categories at Luton’s Best Awards, receiving runner-up for Service with a Smile:

Adult Achiever: This award will seek to recognise an individual over the age of 21 who continues to achieve great things at work, in their profession, through arts and culture, in the field of education, sport, or a hobby or pastime.

Service with a Smile: This award is looking for an individual or team employed either in the public, private or voluntary sector that goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Their effort and enthusiasm should have a positive effect on its customers and the business/organisation.Halimah Isbag with Andrew Castle and Rebecca Bunting at the Luton's Best Awards 2024 cropped

On winning the award, Halimah said: “I’m truly honoured to be named Adult Achiever of the Year. This acknowledgment underscores the importance of perseverance and the invaluable support from our community. It inspires me to continue making a positive impact – one that I will be proud of.”

Halimah is well known throughout the hospital and the community, and in the last two years won the Masked Angel Award at the Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards, and received an invitation to Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III.Halimah receiving the certificate from Rebecca - cropped

Congratulating Halimah on her awards, Pritesh Bodalia, Chief Pharmacist at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Halimah is an inspirational pharmacist and individual within our team at the Trust. She has a passion for caring across our community and for patients within the hospital. As a department we are incredibly proud of her achievement.”