Nominate your health care heroes
PATIENTS, carers, families and workmates are being encouraged to nominate exceptional health care workers for an award celebrating the pride of the town’s NHS staff.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2016 PROUD Awards will be handed out on November 11 at the Carlton Park Hotel.
And one of the prizes will be the Public Recognition Award, which is not picked by judges but named from nominations made by the public and hospital staff themselves.
The award – backed by the Advertiser – is designed to champion NHS staff who carry out their roles with dedication, professionalism and compassion.
Members of the public can nominate any NHS employees working at Rotherham Hospital, at Rotherham Community Health Centre, BreathingSpace, health centres and even people’s own homes.
Louise Barnett, the trust’s chief executive, said the award was “one of the most exciting” as nominees came from the public.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to nominate an individual or team who has made a real difference to your life, or the life of a friend or family member,” she said.
More than 300 people were nominated last year and Ms Barnett said those picked out for praise were very grateful.
Last year’s winner was Rachel Kay, a community practitioner for the district nursing team in Thurcroft, who was nominated by Bev Belcher for the care and support she provided to Bev’s mother during the final year of her life and praised for her dedication.
To nominate a member of staff for the 2015 Public Recognition Award, simply visit www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/PROUD2016.
You can also call 01709 426084 to ask for a nomination form to be posted to you.
Please complete the form with as much detail as possible, providing the name of the individual or team and specific examples of your experience.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, September 30.
Hand in your completed form to a member of staff or post to FREEPOST RLXB-HECA-KEBX, D Level, Foundation Trust Office, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD.