Nominate your health heroes for RJAH Patient Choice Award! (1)

Release Date: 18/07/2018

Nominate your health heroes for RJAH Patient Choice Award!

Patients past and present are being encouraged to nominate their health heroes at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital for a special Patient Choice Award.

The award will be presented at the Oswestry-based hospital’s annual awards ceremony – the Celebration of Achievement Awards – at the Lion Quays Hotel in November.

This year’s winner will follow in the footsteps of Rehabilitation Technician Kate Betts, the inaugural winner in 2016; and Staff Nurse Pip Page-Davies, the public’s choice last year.

There are 17 categories in total, recognising individuals and teams from all across the specialist orthopaedic hospital, but the Patient Choice Award is the only one where the public get to nominate and then vote for their winner.

“We have some tremendous people, and some remarkable teams, here at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital,” said Chief Executive Mark Brandreth.

“It is important that we take time out on occasions to recognise our achievements and our success, and that we celebrate them. This is an annual awards ceremony, where we get the chance to come together and say thank you to some of the people who make this organisation what it is.

“We want our patients to be involved in this process, which is why we include this Patient Choice Award as part of the evening,” he added.

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

“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, Pip, said: “Winning the Patient Choice Award was one of the highlights of my career to-date. It was such an emotional moment and it meant so much to me to get recognised for the care I provide.

“Initially finding out I had been nominated was so special and completely unexpected. It gave me a real lift.

“I am so proud to work at RJAH and there are some amazing people at this hospital who would certainly deserve this award. I would encourage any patient thinking about entering a nomination to do so.”

People have until 5pm on Monday 3 September to submit a nomination for the Patient Choice Award.

Nominations should be emailed to: awards@rjah.nhs.uk under the subject line ‘Patient Choice Award’.

Alternatively, they can be submitted in writing to:

Patient Choice Award nomination
Trust Offices
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
Oswestry
SY10 7AG

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 22 November.

You can also find more information on the Trust website at www.rjah.nhs.uk/awards.
 

Pictured: Staff Nurse Pip Page-Davies comes forward to collect her award after being unveiled as the winner of the Patient Choice Award at last year’s Celebration of Achievement Awards.



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