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Hospital Heroes is back!

18 July 2019

We know that not all heroes wear a cape, in fact our Hospital Heroes from years gone by will tell you that they are just doing their job, or don’t really want any fuss.

However,we all know someone who deserves recognition for making the lives of patients or fellow colleagues that much better. We all know someone who deserves to be celebrated, right?

The nominations window for the seventh annual Hospital Heroes awards at Southend University Hospital is open until 9am on Monday 5 August.

There are eight categories in total, spanning all grades and professions, with awards specifically aimed at teams, clinical staff, support staff and leaders.

The categories are Innovation, Care With Compassion, Unsung Hero, Managing Director's Professional & Accountable Award, Working Together, Employee of the Year, Chairman's Outstanding Achievement Award and the Patients' Choice Award.

With the exception of the Employee of the Year award (selected from the monthly award winners) and the Chairman's Outstanding Achievement award (selected from all nominees across all categories submitted for the annual awards), all nominees are entered for a specific award category by colleagues or - in the case of the Patients' Choice Award - by patients or their relatives.

How to nominate

Southend staff can download and complete a nomination form from STAFFnet and submit it to hospital.heroes@southend.nhs.uk, if you are on another hospital site and wish to make a nomination for a colleague you have worked with please email the address above so we can send you a form.

Please include the category in the subject line and name of nominee. You can also print and post a hard copy via internal post to the communications department at The Lodge. Closing date for nominations is 9am on Monday 5 August.

Below are last year's winners to inspire you.