Nominate your own Southend Hospital Heroes
17 July 2017
Dedicated staff at Southend University Hospital have been proving themselves to be everyday heroes to patients and their families’ day in and day out.
To many they are as much 'super' heroes as Wonder Woman and
Spider-Man, just without the costumes.
Joining forces with The Echo, for the fifth consecutive year in
a row, the Trust is on a quest to discover its own Hospital Heroes
as nominated by you, the public.
Who will you be nominating for the award this year? You can make
you nomination on here and the closing date for nominations is 5pm
on Friday 4 August 2017.
Nominated individuals or teams can demonstrate any of the
- they take the time to care for others
- they are good communicators, caring with compassion and
empathy, treating others with dignity and respect
- they respect patients' time, giving others choice and
- they involve patients in their treatment decisions and
- they are sensitive to the needs of others
Yvonne Blücher, Managing Director of Southend Hospital, said:
"This is the patients', carers', relatives' and visitors' chance to
say thank you by nominating a member of staff who has gone that
extra mile to deliver the best possible service.
"It's is a very special category as all nominations come in from
the public, so we know that whoever is nominated is a shining
beacon for the hospital and their profession. We cover so many
roles here at the hospital so whether it is a nurse, a receptionist
or a doctor, or someone from another area, they can stand
Chris Hatton, Editor of the Echo, said: "As a community paper we
are proud to be part of these awards to find our local heroes.
Every year it's really humbling to see so many people passionate
about caring for others and making a real positive difference to so
many patients' lives and their families.
"I can't wait to see some of the inspiring and moving stories
that we are sure to discover again this year."
Last year's Patients' Choice winner was Claire Buckell, Clinical
Development Nurse, who had 58% of the final 7,000 votes.
On collecting her aware at last year's ceremony she said: "This
award is made all the more special as it's 20 years to the day
since I got my nursing PIN and qualified. I see it not just about
celebrating the work I'm doing now but the work I have done in the
past. It's a very special award and I'll treasure it and the fact
that it was nominated by the public."
Image: l-r - Alan Tobias OBE - Hospital
Chairman, last year's winner - Claire Buckell and Echo Editor,