A member of the domestic staff and the fundraising team at Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals Trust was recognised for their willingness to go beyond the call of duty at work.

Jamie Jones won a staff award under the Trust value of “caring”.

His helpful and approachable nature was noticed by Angela Stark, a nurse specialist who leads the chronic pain management service at Orsett Hospital.

In the nomination, Angela gave examples of his constant readiness to spot where help is needed, including assisting a mother who was struggling to move her son, and volunteering for emergency support duties.

She added: “Jamie contributes above and beyond his job description to help patients and colleagues alike. He provides a service that the trust should be proud of.”