Your chance to thank hard-working hospital staff

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2023 12:35 PM

Your chance to thank hard-working hospital staff

Members of the public are invited to say ‘thank you’ to the hard-working staff at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust for their outstanding efforts this year as part of the Trust’s annual Excellence Awards.

Those who have received treatment at one of the Trust’s sites: King’s Mill Hospital, Newark Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital and Sherwood Community Unit within the past year can nominate a member of staff for the ‘People’s Award’ as a way of publicly saying thank you for their dedication and commitment.

Attracting dozens of nominations each year, The People’s Award in conjunction with Mansfield Chad gives members of the public the opportunity to recognise an individual or team who has gone the extra mile to provide outstanding care. Last year’s deserving recipients of the People’s Award were the Midwifery Team, who were recognised for their exceptional patient-centred care as well as their calm and caring approach.

The Trust is keen to hear from those who have received excellent care and is also encouraging people with family members who have experienced care above and beyond the usual standards to nominate colleagues or teams for the award.

The annual Excellence Awards ceremony, which is funded entirely thanks to contributions from generous sponsors and charitable donations, celebrates individual colleagues, teams and volunteers who work hard to make a positive impact on our services, patients, visitors and colleagues. It includes everyone from doctors, nurses and surgeons to porters, cleaners and other support staff.

Paul Robinson, Chief Executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, said: “Now more than ever, it is vital to recognise and reward hard-working NHS colleagues and thank them for their dedication to providing services to people across the community. I invite members of the public to consider if they have had an experience that goes above and beyond their usual expectations and nominate those in question for the People’s Award.”

The People’s Award is one of 19 awards in celebration of NHS staff and volunteers, due to be presented on Wednesday 5 July at the Trust’s first face-to-face annual Excellence Awards event since 2019. The awards will form part of the Trust’s celebrations for the NHS’ 75th Birthday.

Nominations close at Midnight, Sunday 30 April. For more information about the Excellence Awards and to make your nomination, please visit  to tell us why the individual or team should win the award. Paper nomination forms are also available by emailing

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