Unsung hero at the Great Western Hospital nominated for new award

Posted: January 22, 2018

Business Support Advisor nominated by team

A business support advisor at the Great Western Hospital has been put forward for a new award celebrating the immense efforts of non-medical NHS staff and volunteers.
Sophie Wilkins was nominated for an Unsung Hero Award in the Admin and Clerical category by a colleague in Speech and Language Therapy Services.
The Unsung Hero Awards, which are due to take place in February, aim to highlight the often unseen day-to-day work of countless NHS staff, with shortlisted nominees attending a ceremony in Manchester.
Sophie was bowled over at the announcement, saying: "I was really chuffed when I found out.
"It's lovely to know that people appreciate what you do; like so many people I just do my job and never think about it."
Beccy Richardson, the Speech and Language Therapist who sent the nomination, said: "We just wanted to say thank you to Sophie as she's done so much for us as a team.
"She goes above and beyond to help everyone and is the glue that holds us all together."


Sophie (centre) with Cheryl Davidse and Beccy Richardson from Speech and Language Therapy.

The nomination  

The nomination describes Sophie as an essential part of Speech and Language Therapy Services at GWH; keeping the office in check, helping with organising fundraising events and an important figure in boosting recognition of the team in the Trust.
An excerpt reads: "Nothing is too big a task for Sophie and she is always willing to help.
"She does everything with a smile on her face and to such a high degree of professionalism - we really would be at a loss without her.
"It's time she knew how important and appreciated she is - it's not just us who benefit but also the patients. Thank you Sophie!"
For more information visit www.unsungheroawards.com/

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