Nominate your individual and team health heroes for RJAH Patient Choice Awards!

Release Date: 16/07/2019

Nominate your individual and team health heroes for RJAH Patient Choice Awards!

Patients past and present are being encouraged to nominate their individual and team health heroes at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) 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.

For the past three years, patients have been able to nominate individuals for a Patient Choice Award – but this year, a new Patient Choice Award category has been created for teams.

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

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

“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 or teams as a whole, to consider nominating them for this award.

“This is the first year that we’ve included the Team Patient Choice Award category, and I think it’s a rightful addition. Some of our patients might have had special care from one individual member of staff, while others have appreciated an overall team or multidisciplinary approach to their care.

“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.”

This year’s Individual Patient Choice Award winner will follow in the footsteps of Rehabilitation Technician Kate Betts, the inaugural winner in 2016; Staff Nurse Pip Page-Davies, the public’s choice in 2017; and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Pete Gallacher.

Mr Gallacher said: “I was absolutely blown away when my name was read out as the winner of the Patient Choice Award last year. It was so unexpected but such a privilege to have been nominated by a patient in the first place.

“RJAH is a fantastic place to work, I work alongside some incredible colleagues at this hospital, who absolutely deserve this award. I would encourage any patient thinking about submitting a nomination to do so.”

People have until 5pm on Monday 2 September to submit a nomination for the Patient Choice Awards.

Nominations should be emailed to: 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

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 21 November.

You can also find more information on the Trust website at


Photo caption: From left, Chloe Ellis, Communications Assistant; Staff Nurses Liz Benson; Claire Ford; Louise Naylor; Ann Parrish; Novac Jones, Clinical Support Worker; Lee Mullock, Porter; and Naomi Penrose, Communications Officer, front, Lisa Shaw, Sister on Baschurch Day Unit.

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