OUTSTANDING NHS employees are honoured annually at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Celebrating Success Awards ceremony – and we are asking patients, carers, relatives and members of the public to nominate staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to care for patients and their families.
The highly coveted Patients Award category attracted more than 200 nominations last year for teams and individuals working for the Trust. All nominated staff members get a certificate to acknowledge the work they do and the winning contender gets a cash prize to reinvest in their area of the Trust. The category is sponsored by legal firm Weightmans.
Last year the judging panel was delighted that so many people took the time to nominate members of staff for The Patients’ Award and they are looking forward to reading about the care you or your loved ones have received from Trust staff.
If you would like to nominate a member of staff from either the community or acute hospital who gave you, or someone in your family, an exceptional level of care – we’d love to hear from you.
Wendy Swift, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “Our Celebrating Success Awards recognise the exceptional work that is carried out by our staff. We are privileged to have these highly committed members of staff who strive for excellence and are constantly working to provide the best care possible for our patients.”
Last year’s winner was Mr Joseph Zacharias and his Cardiac team.
They were nominated by a number of patients who commented on the professionalism, compassion and care shown by every member. Many said they had been given their lives back and were able to have the chance to enjoy family life again thanks to the excellent treatment received.
Runners-up in the category were rehabilitation therapists, Sheila Dryden and Joanne Tomlinson, the Neonatal Unit and Ward 16 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
If you would like to nominate a member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals staff from either the community or acute hospital who gave you, or someone in your family, an exceptional level of care – we’d love to hear from you.
You can nominate by contacting the Communications Office at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on 01253 956941, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Communications Office, Home 15, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool FY3 8NR and requesting a nomination form.
Alternatively forms can be filled in online by visiting the Trust’s website at https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/about-our-trust/celebrating-success-awards/
Nominations for the awards close on Friday, July 20, 2018. The judging panel will meet in August.