Countdown until nominations for Patient Choice Award close

Release Date: 29/08/2017

Countdown until nominations for Patient Choice Award close

There are only 6 days left for people to nominate staff members who have gone the extra mile for them or one of their loved ones at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

The Patient Choice Award will be presented at the Oswestry-based hospital’s annual awards ceremony at the Lion Quays Hotel in November.

The accolade is one of 17 categories in the hospital’s Celebration of Achievement Awards, which recognises individuals and teams.

But the Patient Choice Award is the hospital’s way of giving patients – past and present – the chance to have their say and nominate the staff member or team who has provided them with the highest standard of care.

Mark Brandreth, Chief Executive said: “We have some remarkable people and teams here at RJAH and I believe it’s important that we take time out on occasions to recognise our achievements, and that we celebrate them.

“We also want our patients to be involved in this process, which is why we are including the Patient Choice Award as part of the evening.

“I would ask any patient, past or present, who has used our services and been particularly impressed by the care they received from one of our members of staff, to consider nominating them for this award.

He added: “We will go through all the nominations and compile a shortlist – and give the public the chance to vote on that shortlist to select the winner.”

Last year’s winner was Physiotherapy Technical Instructor, Kate Betts, who works in the hospital’s spinal team.

She said: “I work with patients whose lives have dramatically changed. They are in the early stages of rehabilitation when they’re learning new skills.

“I was so lucky to win the Patient Choice Award. It did mean everything to me.

“If you’re thinking about nominating somebody who made an impact on your life and changed it for the better, just nominate them.

“Even if they don’t get shortlisted, just to know they were nominated is a wonderful experience.”

People have until 5pm on Monday 4 September to submit a nomination for the Patient Choice Award.

Nominations should be emailed to: under the subject line ‘Patient Choice Award’.

Please tell us the name of the individual you would like to nominate and, where known, their job title or department. Please also include the reason you are nominating them for this award – include as much detail as possible in order to help your nomination stand out at the shortlisting stage.

Up to four individuals will be selected to go forward as finalists in a public vote, with the eventual winner receiving their award at the awards evening on Thursday 23 November.

You can also find out more information on the Trust website at

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