Patients, carers and their families are being given the opportunity to acknowledge local healthcare professionals who have gone “above and beyond” to deliver exceptional health and social care across Gloucestershire.
The Community Health Hero award will be nominated by service users, and the winner revealed at the Trust’s third annual Celebrating You awards, being held on Wednesday 25 May.
Paul Jennings, chief executive of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, said: “We often hear from our service users and their families about the difference that an amazing nurse, therapist or receptionist can make to their experience of the Trust. We are delighted to be launching this new award so that local people can thank and reward those special individuals who go the extra mile to make a difference to people across Gloucestershire”.
Ingrid Barker, Chair of the Trust, said: “We know from the hundreds of compliments that we receive each year, that we have extraordinary colleagues across all of our services, including our community hospitals, clinics, integrated community teams and countywide services, who continue to deliver the very highest quality of care day in, day out, despite the enormous pressures that are facing the NHS.
“So if you feel that someone deserves to be recognised, please nominate your Community Health Hero today.”
When thinking about your experiences with local community services, please consider:
- Did a member of staff make extra effort to reassure you and make your stay/appointment as comfortable as possible?
- Did they explain what would be happening to you during your stay/appointment?
- Did they treat you and your family with true dignity and respect?
- Did they take the time to discuss your concerns, or find someone who could?
- Were they caring and attentive to your needs?
- Were they particularly approachable, kind and helpful?
If the answer to one or more of these points is yes, then please nominate! You can nominate someone from your local community healthcare services by using the form below or by picking up a nomination form from one of our community hospitals or clinics.
Make your nomination
Nominations close at midnight on Friday 1 April 2016. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your nomination, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 421 8599