Patients and their relatives, plus members of staff have the chance to ensure that an individual or team based at Poole Hospital gets the recognition they deserve.
Nominations in this year’s Poole Hospital Awards are now open - but the deadline is 21st February.
Trust chairman Angela Schofield said: “I know from the many letters from grateful patients and relatives we receive each week that the staff and volunteers who bring Poole Hospital to life really do make a difference
“The Poole Hospital Awards are an important way for us to hear about the contributions that these individuals and teams make on a consistent basis, putting patients and colleagues first every day.
“Last year, doctors working in children’s and elderly medicine, operating theatre staff, a team providing end-of-life care and some exceptional fundraisers were among those who received awards. Many other staff in a huge range of roles were nominated.
“The stories behind these nominations are often inspirational and I look forward to hearing who our patients, staff and public think have gone the extra mile in these last 12 months.”
An online nomination form and further information, available from www.poole.nhs.uk, as well as forms at reception desks throughout Poole Hospital, make nominating easy.
The awards are open to anyone working or volunteering at the trust, including contractors, as well as those who support the hospital’s work through fundraising. Nominations are sought in the following categories:
• Volunteer of the year
• Employee of the year
• Service improvement (individual and team)
• Safer hospitals
• Patient care (individual and team)
• Fundraiser of the year (team or individual)