Pennine Acute Trust patients invited to nominate their hospital and community NHS staff heroes

Jim Potter
Pennine Acute Trust patients invited to nominate their hospital and community NHS staff heroes
12 September 2016

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting the public and its members to nominate their NHS heroes as part of its seventh annual Staff Awards event.

If you or a relative have received exceptional care and treatment at one of the Trust’s four hospitals or from community services staff, or if you or your family want to thank a particular doctor, nurse, support worker, or ward that did their best to treat and look after you, then this is your chance.

The Trust is asking the public to nominate hospital staff and teams in this year’s Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Patients’ Choice Award’ category.

The Patients’ Choice Award gives the general public and the Trust’s 12,500 members the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and publicly recognise the outstanding care and treatment given to either them, a relative or close friend. An independent judging panel will select the winner.

Mr Jim Potter, Chairman of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, (pictured) said:  

“The Pennine Patients’ Choice Award means a lot to all staff who work at the Trust as it is entirely down to the general public who wins. Nothing is more rewarding than a doctor, nurse, porter, healthcare assistant, physiotherapist or receptionist being told they are doing a great job by the people they look after. This award gives local people the chance to acknowledge our staff and, in particular, those special individuals who go the extra mile to provide exceptional high quality healthcare and great patient experience. If you know somebody who works at the Trust, perhaps an individual, ward or team, who has provided excellent care and done a great job then tell us all about it, we would love to hear from you.”

“We know that we have so many extraordinary members of staff who, despite working under enormous pressure, deliver excellent care day in day out and are consistently finding ways to improve services for our patients and their families, so please do nominate them and help them get the recognition they deserve.”

The Trust employs over 9,000 staff and serves a population of around 820,000. It runs North Manchester and Fairfield General Hospitals, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and healthcare services in the community. 

Last year the Pennine Acute Trust’s oral and maxillofacial surgery (head and neck cancer) team was awarded the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award.

If you have been a patient or visitor at one of the Trust’s hospitals or received treatment by one of the Trust’s community healthcare teams, you can nominate a staff member, clinical or non-clinical, by submitting an online nomination via the Trust’s website at

The closing date for nominations is midnight on Monday 17 October 2016. The winner will be announced at the Trust’s Staff Awards evening on 18 November.

This year the Trust’s annual Staff Awards will be funded entirely through the generous sponsorship of existing suppliers.

Follow the Trust’s staff awards on Twitter @pennineacutenhs #PAHTStaffAwards