Four hard-working hospital staff members have been shortlisted for a prestigious award and now it’s time to give one of them your vote.
The dedicated workers, who go above and beyond the call of duty, are nominated for the special Healthcare Hero award, and readers of The Star are being asked to help pick the winner ahead of the ceremony next week.
The prize is part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ annual Thank You Awards, which celebrate the dedication and achievements of workers at the Royal Hallamshire, Northern General and Weston Park hospitals, as well as the Jessop maternity wing and Charles Clifford dental centre.
The shortlist includes Jenna Lammy, a staff nurse on the critical care unit at Northern General.
Marie Copley nominated Jenna for the support she offered her when her mother was rushed into hospital following a heart attack.
She said: “All the nurses and the whole team were very nice and helpful, but Jenna seemed to really shine and be in tune with our feelings.
“If I could bottle one nurse’s qualities to show everyone else how it is done, that nurse would be Jenna.”
Meanwhile, senior sister Katherine Walker and matron Caroline Jameson, both based at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, nominated their colleague Lisa Marie Hardy, a clinical support worker within the hospital’s ear, nose and throat outpatient department.
Katherine said: “Lisa is a breath of fresh air, she’s always got a positive outlook and has a bubbly nature.
“Lisa shines on many levels, as a clinical support worker, team member, NVQ assessor and fundraiser extraordinaire.”
Jessop Wing midwife Angela Scott was put forward by her daughter Kerry.
“I’d love nothing more than for my mum to be recognised for all her hard work,” said Kerry.
“She constantly gives it her all despite having a bad back and hip and never once complains.”
Patty Hempshall is an infection control nurse based at Northern General was nominated by her colleague Chris Morley.
“Her work has helped prevent hundreds of patients from developing infections,” said Chris.
“She has contributed significantly to a 94 per cent reduction in MRSA bacteraemia and a 60 per cent plus reduction in C. difficile.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate by Thursday.