Who is your NHS Hero?

Posted: July 19, 2012

National scheme to recognise NHS staff

Patients and staff are being asked to name their NHS hero in a national scheme to celebrate the unsung heroes of the NHS. It's often the little things that make a real difference to people's lives.

Anyone who works within the NHS can be nominated, for any reason which has made a difference. It could be a Volunteer making you a much needed cup of tea, a Nurse taking extra time to listen or a colleague who always lifts the spirit of the team.

Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of Workforce and Education at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "I want the fantastic staff we have working across Swindon and Wiltshire to get the recognition they deserve for the good work they do every day of the year.

"We have so many unsung heroes working on wards, in community hospitals, out in local clinics and caring for people in their own homes. They are dedicated, compassionate and caring people who save lives and guide people through really tough times.

"Whether they are Doctors and Nurses on the frontline or Receptionists and cleaners working hard behind the scenes, I hope local patients, their families and carers, along with our staff, take the time to nominate their NHS Hero. This is our chance to say thank you and show them that we do notice."

The scheme is open to all staff working in the NHS.  Anyone who works in the NHS could be an NHS Hero. 

How to nominate

The nomination form is very short and only takes a few minutes to complete, but the pride of being nominated will stay with that member of staff forever.  Every member of staff nominated will receive a recognition certificate.

The scheme was launched by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on the NHS's 64th birthday earlier this month and runs until mid-September.

To nominate your NHS Hero visit www.nhsheroes.com 

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