University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is asking for the public’s help to celebrate the shining stars across its hospitals and community teams, as it launches its seventh annual Health Heroes awards.
The awards are a chance for the Trust to formally recognise the talent and commitment of staff, volunteers, governors and fundraisers across its hospitals – Furness General Hospital, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital and its community teams.
To ensure that the Trust celebrates all those individuals or teams that have made a real difference to patients, colleagues and the wider community, nominations are being sought not only from staff inside the hospitals, but also from patients, visitors families, neighbouring health and social care organisations, and members of the public.
The Trust is asking for the public’s help in nominating individuals or teams in each of the following 9 categories:
- Excellence in Patient Safety Award
- Outstanding Improvement in Patient Experience Award
- Going the Extra Mile Award (winner picked by patients)
- Student / Trainee of the Year
- Leader of the Year (winner picked by Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive)
- Innovation and Research Award
- Inclusion and Diversity Award
- Bay Health and Care Partners – Transformational Change Award
- Team of the Year *New for 2018/19!*
Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive, UHMBT, said:
“Our annual staff awards are undoubtedly one of the highlights on the Trust’s calendar for me and I am really pleased to announce that the search for this year’s Health Heroes has officially started.
These awards are our way of identifying colleagues from our workforce who deserve a special thank you for all they do and this is where we need your help to find them.
We would like to hear from you if you have recently received outstanding care from a member of staff at one of our hospitals or from a service in your community that has made a difference to your life or that of a friend or family. Please take the time to nominate them so we can thank them more formally.
The awards not only allow the Trust to say thank you to staff, volunteers, governors and fundraisers, but it also gives the staff who are nominated and those that are crowned the winner, a real sense of pride.”
Ian Johnson, Chairman, UHMBT, said:
“I am delighted that the nominations are now open for our seventh annual Health Heroes awards during this significant year when we are not only celebrating 70 years of the NHS but also 20 years of University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust.
“The awards celebrate the extraordinary work carried out by our colleagues who on a daily basis contribute to making University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust a great place to be cared for and a great place to work. This is your opportunity as a local resident who uses our services to thank someone who has gone above and beyond their role to improve the lives of everyone who uses our hospitals.”
How do you nominate for Your Health Heroes?
Nominations close on 16 November 2018.
The full nomination pack, including further information on the categories, can be found by clicking www.uhmb.nhs.uk/media-centre/your-health-heroes. Hard copies of the application pack can also be obtained from the communications office on 01539 716642 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To nominate, simply complete the online form on our Trust website by visiting www.uhmb.nhs.uk/media-centre/your-health-heroes or fill in the nomination form and post to: Health Heroes, c/o Corporate Communications Team, Level 2, WGH.