Who is your NHS STAR?

Date: 06 November 2017

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Have you or a member of your family or friends received exceptional care or assistance from local hospital or community NHS staff? If so, East Lancashire Hospitals ‘STAR Awards’ wants to know.

East Lancashire Hospitals is launching its STAR (Staff Thank you And Recognition) Awards 2018 and are asking patients, families and carers to get involved and nominate a member of staff or team for the special ‘Patient Choice’ award.

The STAR Awards honour staff nominated by their colleagues; however, the Patient Choice award is special as it is the only award where nominations are made by patients, their families and carers.

This year’s winners were Kiddrow Lane District Nurses Katie Hargreaves, Vicky Woods and Hannah Butler, who were praised by the parents of a terminally ill patient for their constant support during his final weeks of life.

The District Nursing Team said: “It was an honour and a surprise to receive the ELLIE (now Patient Choice) award; it's lovely to know that we did a good job and made a massive difference to our patient and his family."

Kevin McGee, Chief Executive of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The Patient Choice Award recognises individuals or teams whose commitment and dedication ensures that exceptional care is delivered to our patients.

“We know that we have so many extraordinary members of staff who despite working under enormous pressure, are consistently going further to deliver exceptional care to our patients.”

“This award gives local people the chance to acknowledge those special individuals who go the extra mile in the course of their work.

“If you have been impressed by the care and treatment from an individual or team and feel they deserve to be recognised for their dedication in providing high quality care, please nominate them today.”

It's free and easy to nominate your chosen hospital team or staff member. Visit www.elht.nhs.uk/ELHT-2016/about-us/patients-choice-award.htm to download a form.

Nominations can be emailed to Starawards2@elht.nhs.uk or via post to: STAR Awards, Staff Engagement Office, Park View Offices, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn BB2 3HH.

Deadline for nominations is Friday 12 January 2018.

The winner of the Patient Choice Award 2018 will be revealed during a glittering ceremony at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa on Friday 27 April 2018.  

East Lancashire Hospitals wishes to thank the sponsors of the STAR Awards 2018 including Vinci Construction, Allocate, Liaison, the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, D & G Builders, LAK Agency, Nelson and Colne College, ID Medical Agency, Accrington and Rossendale College and ONE Partnership.

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