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Health board and staff shortlisted in national BAME awards


17 May 2022

Hywel Dda University Health Board, along with a number of its Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff, have been shortlisted in the 2022 National BAME Health and Care Awards (BAMEHCA).

The BAMEHCA is an annual event, hosted by DiversityQ, that recognises the hard work and resilience of BAME professionals in the UK health and care sectors.

The staff who have been shortlisted as finalist in nine categories are:

  • Joe Jaimangal, Nurse Specialist at Memory Assessment Service in Pembrokeshire for BAME nurse of the year
  • Cynthia Ntanganika, Senior Sister at Prince Philip Hospital for BAME nurse of the year
  • Dr Tipswalo Day, ST7 Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Glangwili Hospital for Clinical Champion
  • Jefferson De Vera, ITU staff nurse at Prince Philip Hospital, for Clinical Champion
  • Dr Rajeev Vaikanthanathan, GP at Ashgrove Medical Centre, Llanelli, for Clinical Champion
  • Community Development Outreach Team for Community Initiative of the Year
  • Augusta Stafford-Umughele, Workforce Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, for Compassionate and Inclusive Leader
  • Dr Anand Ganesan, Consultant Psychiatrist for Carmarthen CMHT & CRHTs based in Wellfield Resource Centre, Carmarthen for Compassionate and Inclusive Leader
  • Dr Premkumar Pitchaikani, Consultant Paediatrician at Glangwili Hospital for Compassionate and Inclusive Leader
  • Chris Martin, Digital Business Change Manager, for Digital Champion
  • Dr Hashim Samir, Consultant Radiologist at Glangwili Hospital, for Inspiring Diversity and Inclusion Lead
  • Dr Akhtar Khan, Consultant Liasion Psychiatrist at Glangwili Hospital, for Mental Health Initiative
  • Beverly Davies, Strategic Partnership and Inclusion Manager for Outstanding Achievement of the Year
  • Hywel Dda UHB for Outstanding Corporate Achievement of the Year

Maria Battle, Chair of Hywel Dda UHB and the health board’s BAME Advisory Group, said: “I am really pleased to see all the outstanding work of our BAME colleagues in Hywel Dda being recognised nationally. It’s excellent that so many staff, and the health board itself, have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards. Good luck everyone and thank you for your dedication and compassion.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 9 June 2022 in London. For more information about The National BAME Health & Care Awards (BAMEHCA), please visit The National BAME Health and Care Awards | Promoting BAME excellence in healthcare ( (opens in new tab)