Health staff awards out for nomination

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Hospital bosses are hoping to rally patients into celebrating their outstanding staff with what is hoped to be a year-round scheme.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust launched its annual staff awards in July, with a new ‘entirely patient focussed’ award.

The Great Patient Experience Award will invite nominations from service users, families and visitors and is about recognising individual staff or teams who have made a significant impact upon improving the patient experience in their work area or across the whole hospital. A spokesman for Pilgrim Hospital said they had already received more than 40 nominations across the trust.

Trust chairman Ron Buchanan said: “Our staff awards are a great showcase for the wonderful work our colleagues do on a daily basis. I am really pleased that nominations are now open throughout the year and would encourage everyone to put forward individuals and teams deserving of broader recognition.”

There are a total of 13 award categories, including Compassion and Respect Towards Others, Unsung Heroes, Extra Mile Award and Great Leadership.

The trust has also opened nominations for the awards all-year round so that patients can make their nominations at any time.

To nominate a member of staff visit or pick up a nomination form from Pilgrim Hospital’s main receptions or outpatient departments.

All entries will be assessed by a shortlisting panel and will be put forward to a judging panel by the end of January 2016. The winner will be announced in March.