Your chance to nominate your Sherwood Forest Hospitals hero

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:00 AM

Your chance to nominate your Sherwood Forest Hospitals hero

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is giving patients, their families and the public the chance to nominate deserving members of staff or teams who go the extra mile for a special award.

The People’s Award is one of the categories in the Trust’s annual Staff Excellence Awards and celebrates those members of staff who go above and beyond to deliver outstanding care or service, from porters and cleaners, nurses and doctors, through to administration staff and managers.

This year Sherwood Forest Hospitals are also recognising those colleagues who went above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic with an additional Covid-19 specific category.

Anyone can nominate in The People’s Award and nominations can be made for whole departments, ward teams, an individual member of staff or support team members who work at King’s Mill Hospital, Newark Hospital or Mansfield Community Hospital.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Chief Executive, Richard Mitchell, said: “Opening up a special award to nominations from the public is a fantastic way for patients and families to show their appreciation for the dedicated people who work at Sherwood, who very often go above and beyond to provide outstanding patient care. This year we are including a specific Covid-19 People’s Award category so members of the public can nominate Sherwood colleagues and teams who delivered fantastic patient care and supported families during the pandemic.

“These awards aim to highlight where a team or an individual has truly made a difference and exceeded expectations. Your nominations, whether the individual is shortlisted or not, help Sherwood colleagues feel recognised and appreciated. I will write to every colleagues nominated to tell them they have been recognised for the care they have provided to patients throughout the last year.”

Nominations can be made via an online form on the Sherwood Forest Hospitals website or posted to Communications Team, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Trust HQ, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL. Please provide your name, telephone number, your nomination and reason for nominating in no more than 200 words.

Last year’s winner of the People’s Award was Activity Coordinator, Anita at King’s Mill Hospital.

Anita said: “I was absolutely stunned when I was announced as the People’s Award winner in 2019. It was quite unexpected as I just do what I do in my role, but it makes me feel proud and it’s lovely that a patient’s family member took the time to give feedback and make a nomination. It’s an amazing feeling for any member of staff to receive this kind of feedback, never mind win an award!”

Nominations close on Friday 18 September 2020 at 5pm. As well as The People’s Award, 20 other awards nominated for by staff will be handed out at a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 6 November 2020.

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