Who will you nominate for a Patients’ Choice award?
11 July 2018
The nominations window is open for this year’s Southend’s annual Hospital Heroes Patients’ Choice awards and the hospital have once again joined forces with the Echo to help find three shortlisted nominees deserving of the coveted Patients’ Choice award.
Exclusively nominated for by the public, it's 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 and really embodies our ethos of
care with compassion.
Do you know someone who has made a real difference to you or a
loved one at Southend Hospital?
Your nomination will help celebrate the fantastic work of a
staff member or team at Southend Hospital who you feel go above and
beyond their duty. Remember, only three go through to the public
voting stage so the nomination forms really count. The closing date
for nominations is Monday 30 July.
Last year's winner was Consultant Urological Surgeon, Panagiotis
Dimopoulos, who received almost 60% of last year's record breaking
16,000 votes. He collected his award to thunderous applause, but
like all the winners on the evening was humble about the
On winning the award, he said: "It was a surprise, I feel really
honoured. The true heroes are those struggling in their everyday
lives for their health, I'm just one of the many people at Southend
Hospital who helps improve their lives. It was quite unexpected to
hear that I got over 8,000 votes, so I just want to thank everyone
who voted for me."
On hearing of his win two relatives of his patients were quick
to add further praise on the hospital's Facebook page.
Emma Bartlett, from Canvey Island, said: "He is the reason my
dad is here. My dad is cancer free and living his life with his
wife, daughters and grandsons. No matter how many time we thank him
(Panos) it will never seem enough for what he has done for my
Whilst Fran Hayward, from Shoeburyness, added: "This amazing man
definitely saved my son's life and without him I truly believe my
son would not be here now with his wife, children and family. Thank
you (is) just not enough."
How can you make a nomination?
Download a nomination form by visiting: http://bit.ly/HHNoms2018
Once completed, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can return it by post to:
Hospital Heroes Awards
c/o The Lodge
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust