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Southend Hospital Heroes Assemble!

21 July 2014

Health Care

Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, all make believe superheroes, but what about the extraordinary people who help heal and save lives each and every day?

The Echo has joined forces with Southend University Hospital to find Southend Hospital Heroes. It's the second year of the awards and for the first time the hospital is opening one of the awards to the public to nominate a worthy recipient in the category of 'Patient's Champion'.

So, whether you have been a patient, relative or are related to a potential Hospital Hero, we want your nominations for knights in nursing armour, your votes for spectacular Southend Hospital Heroes.

They may have no cape, no super powers, but they are super-men and women. They've made a difference to you and your loved ones, now it's time for them to stand tall, that they were recognised for their good deeds.

Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive of the hospital, said: "Like many 'every day' heroes Southend Hospital staff will tell you that they are just doing their job - which they are - but we also believe that they deserve recognition and we, in partnership with the Echo, are asking members of the public to nominate a Southend Hospital Hero."

Chis Hatton, deputy editor of the Echo, added: "As a community paper we are proud to be part of these awards to find the unsung local heroes, to help find the super-men and women of Southend Hospital who help make a difference to so many people's lives."

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 July, nomination forms can be picked up from the information desks at the hospital or at the Southend Echo offices. Alternatively you can fill in your nomination form on either the Echo or Southend Hospital websites.

Those initially nominated will then be shortlisted by a panel of judges made up of Chris Hatton, deputy editor of the Echo, Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive of the hospital, Alan Tobias OBE, chairman of the hospital and Claire Hankey, head of communications for the hospital.

Those shortlisted will then appear in the Echo, both in the paper and online, and the hospital website, where members of the public will be able to vote for their Hospital Hero Patient's Champion 2014.

Click on the link below to access the nomination form.

2014 Patient Award Nomination Form