Patients and public asked to vote for their healthcare heroes in the Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards
THE shortlist for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group’s Patients’ Choice award has been officially revealed.
Members of the public were asked to nominate their healthcare heroes from Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, North Manchester General Hospital and their community and social care services.
The award recognises hospital, community and social care staff who have gone above and beyond for their patients or service users.
More than 140 nominations were received and the judging panel has shortlisted four individuals or teams, which will now be voted on by the public.
The winner of the Patients’ Choice award 2019 will be announced at the Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards on 29 November.
Raj Jain, Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance, said: “This award is about recognising our staff who deliver the highest quality of patient care every day. It has been fantastic to read the numerous accounts of our employees touching patients’ lives by the care, compassion and expertise that they have displayed whilst at work.
“Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their stars - choosing a shortlist of four was incredibly difficult for our judging panels.”
The judges were looking for examples of amazing treatment in the hospital, community or social care services.
The closing date for voting is Friday 18 October.
The Northern Care Alliance brings together five hospitals, 2000 beds, specialist and acute services, a range of associated community services, and over 19,000 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.