Nominations are now open for Barnsley Hospital’s eighth annual Heart Awards.
The Heart Awards give both Barnsley Hospital staff members and patients the opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers.
Since 2014 patients have been able to nominate an individual or a team for the Patient Choice category. This gives patients (past or present), or their representatives, a chance to nominate a member of staff, or a team, who they feel has made an outstanding contribution to their care. Patients can nominate any individual or team, from a volunteer to a surgical team.
Barnsley Hospital’s Chairman, Steve Wragg, said: “We added this category to give patients the opportunity to contribute to this year’s awards. We have received some fantastic nominations from patients over the past two years. I encourage anyone who has experienced excellent care in our hospital to nominate the members of staff that provided that care, to give them the recognition they deserve.
“It doesn’t have to be clinical staff you nominate, any can nominate anyone. It could be the receptionist that went that extra mile to make you feel relaxed and showed you where to go, or it could be the surgeon that removed your appendix and saved your life. It’s really up to you!”
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges, which include members of the public, staff members, Governors and partner organisations of the hospital, and will be presented with their award at the Heart Awards on Thursday 1 June 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth, Barnsley.
If you would like to make a nomination please go to www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/patientchoice where you will find the nomination form. If you wish to nominate more than one member of staff or team you can do this on separate forms.