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Awards to honour GWH super carers

Swindon Advertiser: Sue Tucker Sue Tucker

TIME has come once again for the public to nominate extraordinary doctors, nurses and health workers for the Great Western Hospital’s People’s Choice Awards.

As part of the annual Staff Excellence Awards, now in their fifth year, former and current patients and service users are being invited to put forward anyone from a dentist or even a receptionist to a therapist for the honour.

The accolade recognises the outstanding achievements, hard work and dedication shown by staff, both at Great Western Hospital in Swindon and out in community hospitals and services across Wiltshire.

Oonagh Fitzgerald, director of workforce and education at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “Each year the launch of our annual Staff Excellence Awards is always met with great enthusiasm and excitement. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the success of our staff in delivering professional, high-quality services and care to our patients every day of the year.

“In a busy NHS trust we don’t always get the chance to step back and reflect on the difference our staff make to people’s lives. This is why I think the People’s Choice Award is particularly special; it is a chance for patients and service users, their relatives or their friends to acknowledge those teams or individual members of staff who have gone the extra mile for them, and a chance for our trust to formally recognise them.”

Last year’s People’s Choice Award was won by antenatal and newborn screening coordinator Sue Tucker. She was put forward for the title for going above and beyond her duties to provide support to a bereaved couple after they lost their baby.

Sue said: “I was so pleased to win. It was a real honour to be nominated, especially by a service user. It validates what you do on a daily basis when someone going through a difficult time makes the decision to nominate.”

Other categories include Working Together, Special Achievement and Leadership and are only for nominations from members of staff themselves.

Judges will select a shortlist and all hopefuls will be invited to a special awards ceremony at the STEAM Museum in June 2014 where the winners will be announced.

Visit www.gwh.nhs.uk to download a nomination form.

Alternatively contact comms@gwh.nhs.uk or call 01793 604431.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday, March 7.

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4:59pm Sat 1 Feb 14

anotherimigrant says...

I don't believe it. This filthy house of death, which just last month was slated by the care quality commission has decided to hand out gongs and medals for .....what exactly..? Not killing someone accidently today.

Come on.
If your self-centred egos must be appeased, do it quietly, and not inform the press you idiots.
I don't believe it. This filthy house of death, which just last month was slated by the care quality commission has decided to hand out gongs and medals for .....what exactly..? Not killing someone accidently today. Come on. If your self-centred egos must be appeased, do it quietly, and not inform the press you idiots. anotherimigrant
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1:53pm Sun 2 Feb 14

anotherimigrant says...

The NHS is failing to listen to those who challenge poor care and champion the rights of patients. He says those who try to speak out are too often “ostracised” by their colleagues and managers.

Of 100,000 NHS staff it was found one in four had complained about bullying by their managers.

It delights in the ritual humiliation of those deemed to fail, tolerates and institutionalises outdated working practices and old-fashioned hierarchies and can almost encourage “managers” and “clinicians” to occupy opposing camps.

We need the Government to change the way it holds the NHS to account: an end to trusts being blind-sided by waiting targets that miss the point, skew priorities and have unintended consequences
The NHS is failing to listen to those who challenge poor care and champion the rights of patients. He says those who try to speak out are too often “ostracised” by their colleagues and managers. Of 100,000 NHS staff it was found one in four had complained about bullying by their managers. It delights in the ritual humiliation of those deemed to fail, tolerates and institutionalises outdated working practices and old-fashioned hierarchies and can almost encourage “managers” and “clinicians” to occupy opposing camps. We need the Government to change the way it holds the NHS to account: an end to trusts being blind-sided by waiting targets that miss the point, skew priorities and have unintended consequences anotherimigrant
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