NGH launches Everyday Hero Awards

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Say thank you to a member of TeamNGH who isn't a nurse or midwife

Do you want to say thank you to a member of TeamNGH who you think has gone above and beyond what might be expected of them?

Northampton General Hospital has launched a new award scheme for patients and their families as well as staff to thank a member of TeamNGH who made a real difference to either their care or gone above and beyond what might be expected of them in their usual role to support their colleagues.

Sally-Anne Watts, Associate Director of Communications, said:  “We believe that everyone who works in a hospital makes a difference.  The NGH Everyday Hero Award has been created to recognise execptional members of TeamNGH who have demonstrated compassionate care and thoughtfulness, which goes above and beyond the usual that would be expected of them in their role.  Last year we were one of the first hospitals in the UK to introduce the DAISY Award which recognises and celebrates the skilful, compassionate care nurses and midwives provide every day.

“Our new Everyday Hero Award complements the DAISY Award by offering people an opportunity to say thank you to all the other members of TeamNGH who aren't nurses or midwives, but who all contribute to providing the best possible care, by sharing their story of how someone in either a clinical or non-clinical role made a difference they will never forget.”

Recipients of the Awards could be porters, office and admin staff, clerks, ward receptionists, healthcare assistants, radiologists, therapists, doctors or anaesthetists, radiologists, pharmacists, or members of our cleaning and catering teams to name but a few.  The only criteria is that they should not be a nurse or midwife.

So, if you know of someone who has:

  • Gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their role
  • Shown a real commitment and passion for all they do
  • Demonstrated they live our core values of:
    • Putting patient safety above all else
    • Respecting and supporting one another
    • Aspiring to excellence
    • Reflecting, learning and improving

Why not consider nominating them for an Award?

You can find out more on our dedicated website: www.ngheverydayhero.uk

Or you can download a nomination form here or complete one online and return it to us via email 

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How does it work?

There will be one Everyday Hero Award for each month of the year.  Awards will be presented quarterly, with each Everyday Award recipient receiving the award in their workplace.  They’ll receive an Everyday Hero Award pin, certificate and a gift experience. 

Nominations for the awards will be accepted throughout the year.

Making a nomination

To nominate your Everyday Hero simply download a nomination form  or complete the online form and send it back to us by:

  • Email: Heroawards@ngh.nhs.uk
  • Post: Everyday Hero Awards, Communications Department, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BD 

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Posted on Monday 22nd October 2018
 
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