Oldham, Bury & Rochdale and North Manchester patients asked to nominate their hospital heroes

The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital & Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event.

If you or a relative have had amazing treatment at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, North Manchester General Hospital, or community services in North Manchester and Rochdale; or if you or your family want to thank a particular doctor, nurse, support worker, or ward that did their best to treat and look after you, then this is your chance.

The Oldham, Rochdale & Bury and North Manchester Care Organisations are asking the public to nominate hospital staff and teams for the ‘Patients’ Choice Award’ category.

The Patients’ Choice Award gives the general public and Trust members the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and publicly recognise the outstanding care and treatment given to either them, a relative or close friend. The Care Organisation executive teams will then select the winner.

You can submit a nomination online on the Trust website at www.pat.nhs.uk or call 01706 517302.

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“This award is chosen by the public, which makes it extra special. Nothing is more rewarding than a doctor, nurse, porter, healthcare assistant, physio or receptionist being told they are doing a great job by the people they look after. It’s great the public can recognise staff who go the extra mile, provide exceptionally high quality healthcare and great patient experience. If you know somebody who works at one of our hospitals or community services who have done a great job then tell us all about it, we would love to hear from you.”

If you have been a patient or visitor at one of our hospitals or community services, you can nominate a staff member, clinical or non-clinical, by submitting an online nomination form via the Trust website at www.pat.nhs.uk

The closing date for nominations is midnight Saturday 30 September 2017. The winner of the Patients’ Choice Award will be announced at the Staff Awards evening on 17 November at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester. This year the awards will be hosted by the Chief Executive Sir David Dalton and Chairman Jim Potter.

Last year the Patients’ Choice Award, Sponsored by Vinci Construction Ltd, was awarded to the High Dependency Unit (pictured) at Fairfield General Hospital.