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The winners of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Staff Excellence Awards will be announced tonight


By Rachel Armitage


The shortlist for this year’s Sherwood Forest Hospitals Staff Excellence Awards has been announced.

The People’s Award was open to patients, visitors and the public to nominate a member of staff or a team that they feel has gone above and beyond during their care or the care of a loved one at King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital or Newark Hospital, and this year more than 500 nominations were received from staff, patients and visitors.

The shortlist was put together by members of the board of directors, Foundation Trust governors, staff side representatives, patients and SFH staff.

Newark Hospital.. (4147367)
Newark Hospital.. (4147367)

Chief executive, Richard Mitchell, said: "We received a fantastic number of nominations from staff and the public this year. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete a nomination form as it will mean so much to the person or team nominated.

“I know that the judges had a tough decision choosing the shortlist this year and they commented that the quality was very high.

"All teams and individuals that were nominated should take pride in the fact that a colleague or a patient has taken the time to nominate them for the care or service they provide.

"I have written to every single person who was nominated to let them know and to thank them personally for their commitment to SFH."

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and dinner tonight (Friday) at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex in Warsop.

There are several nominees from Newark Hospital in the shortlist. These are:

Aspiring and Improving - Individual

Denise Davies – Ward Sister (Minster Ward)

Communicating and Working Together – Individual

Janis Richardson – Flow Co-ordinator

The Kate Granger Award for Respecting and Caring – Team

Minster Day Case

Efficient and Safe - Individual

Dionne Archer – Specialist Occupational Therapist

Fundraiser of the Year

Karen Wood – Ward Clerk (Fernwood Community Unit)

Volunteer of the Year

MRI volunteers Newark

Most Improved Team

Newark Theatre Team

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