Your Health Heroes 2012 unveiled!

 
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 Your Health Heroes 2012 unveiled!

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UHMBT hosted its first Your Health Heroes event on Friday 16 November, in recognition of the endeavours of staff across its five sites.


Winners were announced in 14 categories during the ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal - some honouring those on the front line of hospital life, others highlighting the efforts of those hard at work behind the scenes.

This is the first time the public has been able to nominate hospital staff for awards, and the Trust received more than 160 nominations from patients and staff alike.

Sir David Henshaw, Chair, said: “There’s a real sense that Morecambe Bay is moving forward and a recognition of what’s been achieved. The thing that’s made the change here is everyone in the Trust getting behind it – and we’re making huge, huge progress.

“The purpose of these awards was to give us a chance to truly celebrate and appreciate the fantastic work that goes on across our hospitals by staff, volunteers, governors and fundraisers. We were looking for stories of outstanding patient care, innovative ideas, going the extra mile for colleagues and patients, and dedication to the public that knows no bounds, and we found these.”

The evening proved a roaring success for the Trust, with staff, volunteers and fundraisers taking home glittering glass trophies.

The winners were:

Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive, said: “Listening to the stories of the finalists was heart-warming and inspirational – not only because of the lengths these people go to in making sure our hospitals are the best they can be, but also the reasons why they were nominated. The fact that colleagues, patients, and members of the public took the time to nominate them shows how much their work is valued and appreciated.

“We’d like to thank everyone that attended the awards ceremony and also those finalists that couldn’t attend. They are a real credit to the Trust and we can’t thank them enough for all they do. We hope these awards make them feel proud for playing their part in the future of our hospitals.

“We’d also like to thank those that nominated individuals or teams. The fact that you think so much of our staff, volunteers, governors and fundraisers means a great deal to us.”

More information and photos of the individual winners will be posted on this website soon.


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Further information

For further press information please contact Louise Fleming on 01539 716685
or e-mail louise.fleming@mbht.nhs.uk

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