Patients asked to nominate their hospital & healthcare heroes in the first Northern Care Alliance staff awards

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Patients asked to nominate their hospital & healthcare heroes in the first Northern Care Alliance staff awards
05 September 2018

THE Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, Salford Royal, its community healthcare services, and North Manchester General Hospital are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event.

If you or a relative have had amazing treatment at The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital, Salford Royal, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and its community and social care services, 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 Oldham, Bury & Rochdale, Salford and North Manchester Care Organisations, which are run as part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, are asking the public to nominate hospital staff and teams for the ‘Patients’ Choice Award’ category.

The Patients’ Choice Award gives the general public the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and publicly recognise the outstanding care and treatment given to either them, a relative or close friend. The Care Organisation executive teams will select four finalists for each Care Organisation and it will then be over to members of the public to choose the overall winners via an online vote.

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, said:  

“This award is chosen by the public, which makes it extra special. Nothing is more rewarding than a doctor, nurse, porter, healthcare assistant, physio or receptionist being told they are doing a great job by the people they look after. It’s great the public can recognise staff that go the extra mile, provide exceptionally high quality healthcare and great patient experience. If you know somebody who has done a great job then tell us all about it, we would love to hear from you.”

You can nominate a staff member, clinical or non-clinical, by submitting an online nomination form.

To nominate staff based at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital click below:

http://www.pat.nhs.uk/forms/staff-awards-patients-choice-award-2018.htm

To nominate staff based at Salford Royal click below:

http://www.srft.nhs.uk/media-centre/latest-news/award-nominations-2018/

The closing date for nominations is midnight Thursday 20 September 2018.

The winner of the Patients’ Choice Award for each Care Organisation will be announced at the Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards evening on 16 November at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester. The awards will be hosted by the Chief Executive Sir David Dalton and Chairman Jim Potter.

The Northern Care Alliance brings together five hospitals, 2000 beds, specialist and acute services, a range of associated community services, and over 17,000 staff across Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.  The Alliance oversees four Care Organisations for Salford, Oldham, Bury/Rochdale, and North Manchester which are responsible for providing hospital and community healthcare services to over 1m people across our local communities.