Who went the extra mile? Who gave truly compassionate care? Who are our hospital heroes here in Brighton and Hove?
Health chiefs are getting ready to recognise outstanding care in 10 separate categories at the Patient First Star Awards.
Nominations have opened as hospital bosses hope to hear about the doctors, nurses and support staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The awards are being organised by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton.
BSUH, which also runs the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, aims to recognise the individual and team achievements, performance and patient care.
The trust said: “Our staff achievement and recognition awards (Stars) are an opportunity to say a special thank you to a member of staff, volunteer, team or service you feel deserves to be singled out for particular praise.
“Each of the award categories reflects the behaviours and values we see across the trust every day and want to reinforce, including communication, kindness and understanding, fairness and transparency, working together and excellence.
“A judging panel will consider all the nominations and the winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony later in the summer, generously supported by the BSUH Charity which receives many donations from patients and visitors seeking to thank staff for all the great care provided.
“Has one of our staff, teams or volunteers provided you with exceptional care or gone the extra mile to improve your experience?
“Has someone shone in reflecting our trust values and ultimate aim of putting you, the patient, first?
“Please nominate them for an award. It’s a great way to say thank you and help our staff to feel valued.
“Please include as much detail as you can and examples to help the panel to award a high score.”
To nominate someone, click here.
Nominations close at midnight on Monday 2 April.
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