Nominations open for Patient’s Choice Award 2020

You can help celebrate the efforts of local NHS staff during the pandemic by putting them forward for a special award.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is seeking nominations from patients and their loved ones to highlight the achievements of dedicated and compassionate staff.

Our Stars 2020 will be a virtual awards ceremony due to COVID-19 and will be held in October. The awards will celebrate how staff have coped and adapted to working throughout the pandemic.

Ten of the awards will be nominated for by Trust staff but members of the public are invited to thank an individual staff member or even a whole team of professionals under the Patient’s Choice Award category.

The Trust covers hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole, and community services in North Lincolnshire, which includes services such as district nurses, podiatrists and the community dental team.

Trust Chairman Terry Moran said: “Our staff have risen to the many challenges that COVID-19 has presented and have coped fantastically well. Our Stars 2020 will help us to show our appreciation for their efforts and will celebrate their resilience in responding to the pandemic. We’re inviting you to say a special thank you by nominating someone for this prestigious award.

“Whether it was someone clinical who provided you with compassionate care or another member of our team who contributed to making your visit a positive one, we want to hear from you.”

Last year’s winner was Pasha Siddiqui, an Ophthalmologist at Scunthorpe hospital.

If you have been a patient or visitor at Scunthorpe, Grimsby or Goole hospitals or at one of the Trust’s community health services, you can nominate a staff member, clinical or non-clinical, in one of the following ways:

• Online at www.nlg.nhs.uk/about/awards/
•By direct message via the Trust’s social media channels (Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust on Facebook, @NHSNLaG on Twitter)
•By email at nlg-tr.comms@nhs.net
Please ensure you provide your name, contact number, the name of the staff member you are nominating, the area they work in and the reason for the nomination.

Nominations will be accepted up until Friday August 21 2020.

If you are a journalist and require further information contact the communications and marketing team on 03033 302528 or via nlg-tr.comms@nhs.net