Hurry: Nominations for Health Heroes closes soon

NHS SOUTH West Essex wants to hear about local health heroes, so that it can recognise and commend them at its AGM in the autumn. There is just one month to go before nominations for this year’s Health Heroes Awards close.

Every day doctors, nurses and healthcare workers help to: save lives; improve the health of hundreds of people; give advice and guidance to support people through difficult times or to access the right services in the right place at the right time.

NHS South West Essex would like to recognise these ‘health heroes’ at its AGM and is asking the local community to get in touch with nominations.

Derek Morrison, chair of NHS South West Essex, says: “We want to hear about staff and colleagues who went the extra mile, who gave 110%, who made your experience as comfortable as possible, or who spoke kind words at a difficult time.

“Tell NHS South West Essex about your health hero, wherever they work and whatever they do, as long as it’s related to your health and the services that you use.

“It could be a doctor, a nurse, a receptionist, a health visitor or a volunteer, it really doesn’t matter what their role is or how they helped you.”

NHS South West Essex will consider all entries and will announce a winner in the autumn at its AGM.

Derek adds: “It’s sometimes easy to overlook the small gestures which make a big impact on the lives of patients. This is the chance to make sure that everyone hears about them!”

How to nominate your health hero for 2010:

Tell us online, by email or by letter about your health hero in no more than 500 words. It is as easy as that.

We would also like your contact details so that we can ask you for more information if needed and can keep you informed about whether your health hero was a winner at the staff awards.

Email: staff.awards@swessex.nhs.uk

Online: www.swessex.nhs.uk/get-involved/health-hero

Mail: Staff Awards, Freepost NAT15410, NHS South West Essex, Christopher Martin Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3HG

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