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Public urged to name their local health hero

Have you received outstanding service from a local healthcare professional in the past 12 months?  Do you know a healthcare hero who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for a loved one? If so, now is your chance to recognise and celebrate their efforts.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to the public to nominate a staff member or team from their local hospitals and community services who they feel deserve special recognition at its annual staff award ceremony.

Nominations for the Trust’s Celebration of Achievement Awards are open until Friday 27 July 2018 with patients and families invited to nominate an individual or team for the ‘Patients’ Choice’ award so they can say thank you for any outstanding care they have received.

The award will be presented to an individual or team who has shown an exceptionally caring, supportive and compassionate service to patients, their families and their friends.

Mike Proctor, Chief Executive of the Trust, said:  “The Celebration of Achievement Awards have become a valuable and highly regarded way of honouring colleagues who have excelled in their achievements and service for the Trust.

“It is an honour and a great source of pride to listen to stories of outstanding care from patients. With this being a landmark year for the NHS as it reaches 70, it is as important as ever to share, celebrate and recognise the excellent work of the NHS.

“Every year we have hosted the awards, we have been blessed to be filled with truly inspirational stories and I, once again, look forward to witnessing staff throughout the Trust receive deserved praise and recognition for making a difference at the Trust.”

Last year’s winner as nominated by the public was Vicky Peterson, Staff Nurse on Ward 37 at York Hospital, who was nominated by a family for providing outstanding care for their terminally ill father, ensuring that his last days were dignified and pain free.

Nominations can be made online at www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/patientschoiceaward/

The top three shortlisted nominations and nominators will be invited to attend the presentation ceremony on Thursday 18 October at York Racecourse.   Successful nominators will also be invited to contribute to a small film about their nominee.

10 July 2018

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