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Nominations sought for Sherwood Forest Hospitals heroes at Newark Hospital and King's Mill Hospital

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Those who have been treated at Sherwood Forest hospitals over the past year are being asked to nominate staff for special recognition as part of the trust’s annual Excellence Awards.

The plea is being made as the trust ­— which runs King’s Mill, Mansfield Community and Newark hospitals ­— today opened nominations for its annual People’s Award category, which gives the public a chance to publicly thank staff for their dedication and commitment.

The People’s Award is one of 18 set to be presented at the trust’s annual Excellence Awards event, which is due to be held as a virtual celebration of NHS staff and volunteers on Friday, October 7.

Newark Hospital.. (4147368)
Newark Hospital.. (4147368)

The annual ceremony ­— paid for entirely through contributions from corporate sponsors and charitable donations ­— celebrates the trust’s army of staff and volunteers – including everyone from doctors, nurses and surgeons to porters, cleaners and other support staff.

The public People’s Award aims to recognise their efforts over the past year, including for their work during the pandemic to keep essential services running, reduce waiting times and continue to provide the best possible care to patients.

“Colleagues across our NHS have been working hard throughout the pandemic to keep essential services running and to provide the best possible care for patients," said the trust’s chief executive, Paul Robinson.

Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson

“So much of their work goes on behind-the-scenes, so this is our opportunity to really celebrate their work and all that they have achieved.

“We would love for the patients and local communities we serve to join those celebrations by putting forward their nominations for my colleagues who they think have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty and who they think deserve special recognition.”

Nominations can be put forward to recognise any individual, department, team or project connected to Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

Nominations can be made via the Sherwood Forest Hospitals website ­— www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk/excellence ­— before the deadline of midnight on Sunday, August 21.

Paper nomination forms are also available on request by emailing sfh-tr.communications@nhs.net or by collecting from the main receptions at King’s Mill and Newark hospitals.

Completed forms can be posted to the following address and must have been received by the same deadline to be considered: Communications Team, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Trust HQ, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL.

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