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Last chance to name your health hero

Nominations for the Celebration of Achievement Awards 2015 are open for just another week and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to the public to nominate a staff member or team who they feel deserves special recognition at the trust’s annual staff award ceremony.

For the third year running patients and families are invited to nominate someone for ‘The Patient Award’ so they can say a public thank you to an outstanding staff member or team.

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 friends.

Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive, said: “The Celebration of Achievement Staff Recognition Awards have become a valuable and highly regarded way of honouring colleagues who have excelled in their achievements and service for the Trust and to the patients, families and clients we serve.

“The event gives us the opportunity to reflect on and to recognise the contributions everyone makes, every day in the NHS. Last year’s event was filled with truly inspirational stories of patient care and innovation and gave everyone a small insight into the diversity of skills, expertise and contributions that people make every day in our Trust.

“This year we hope to have another fantastic response from members of the public for the Patient Award which accounted for 25 percent of the total nominations last year.”

Last year’s Patient Award was awarded to Vicky Pursey, Specialist Rehabilitation Physiotherapist at York Hospital for helping a patient to overcome obstacles to be able to walk again. 

This year’s Celebration of Achievement Awards Ceremony will be held at Scarborough Spa on Thursday 1 October.  

Nomination forms can found in hospital receptions or can be made online at >> The deadline for submissions is Friday 24 July.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has over 8,500 staff working across ten hospital sites and in the community. It is responsible for hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 530,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale - an area covering 3,400 square miles which includes community-based services in Selby, York, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale.

For further information about nominations contact the Events Team on (01904) 726491/ 724096 or email

17 July 2015

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Nomination forms can found in hospital receptions or can be made online at The deadline for submissions is Friday 24 July.

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