Do you know a real-life hospital hero?
08 July 2019
Do you know someone at Southend University Hospital who deserves to be nominated for an award for making a real difference to you or a loved one?
The nominations window is open for the seventh annual Southend's
annual Hospital Heroes Patients' Choice award, and the hospital
have once again joined forces with the Southend Echo and Southend
Standard to help find three shortlisted nominees deserving of the
coveted Patients' Choice award.
Download the nomination form here
Gary Pearson, editor at Newsquest Essex, said: "It's great to
once again be a part of celebrating some of the amazing people that
work at Southend University Hospital, the awards celebrate not just
those on the front line but those who work behind the scenes as
well. All play a vital part in improving patient care and this
evening showcases just how fantastic our NHS can be."
The 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.
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.
Only three go through to the public voting stage so the
nomination forms really count. The closing date for nominations is
Monday 5 August 2019.
Last year's Patients' Choice award was nominated and voted for
by Echo readers and the general public in their thousands. The
award was presented by editor at Newsquest Essex, Gary Pearson, to
Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Thomas Keeble. He collected his award
to thunderous applause, but like all the winners on the evening was
humble about the accolade.
On winning the award, he said: "I am absolutely delighted and
ecstatic for the support I've had from my colleagues and my
patients across Southend and beyond. Thank you, it's a real honour
and I'm really, really pleased."
And this year's winner? Well, that's up to you. You can
make a nomination by downloading a
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, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY
Image: l-r Gary Pearson, Dr Thomas
Keeble, Yvonne Blücher - Managing Director of Soutehnd University
Hospital and Alan Tobias OBE - Southend University Hospital