Nominate your Medway hospital hero
Have you been treated at hospital and feel someone there
deserves a special thank you?
The Medway Messenger has once again
teamed up with Medway NHS Foundation Trust to offer a readers’
Hospital Hero award.
We want to hear from anyone who
feels someone at the hospital has gone above and beyond the call of
duty to deliver outstanding care or treatment.
From cleaners and porters to
midwives, doctors or surgeons, or even volunteers - if you feel you
have had exceptionally good treatment, let us know.
The annual staff awards, now in
their 11th year, are organised by the trust’s Improving Working
Last year readers of the Medway
Messenger were given the chance to nominate someone for the hero
award for the first time.
The 2012 winner was nurse Gill West
(pictured above). She was nominated by Lordswood couple Dan
Heffernan and Louise Mathieson whose son Ryan died aged just one
The couple nominated Gill because she helped them create some
precious memories with Ryan before he died, encouraging them to
hold him and say their goodbyes.
Louise said: “Without Gill we would have not experienced the
touch of our son’s skin, have memories of how he looked and we
would not have said goodbye. Nor would we have the precious photos
we now cherish and look at each day. Without Gill we would be
living with so much regret.”
Other nominees includes a casualty nurse who helped save his
neighbour’s life, a hospital radio volunteer, a surgeon who put a
patient at ease and the hospital gardening team.
The Medway Messenger’s Hospital
Hero Award will be presented at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s
annual awards night later this year.
The winner will be chosen by the
Improving Working Lives team and Medway Messenger editor Bob
Mr Bounds said: “The Medway
Messenger is delighted once again to be able to recognise the work
of unsung heroes at Medway Maritime Hospital.”
To nominate someone for the
hospital hero award, write to Hospital Hero, Communications
department, Postgraduate Centre, Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill
Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5NY or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a short description
of why you think they deserve the award and what department they
work in if possible, as well as your contact details. The closing
date is Monday, February 25.
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