The People’s Award for Dignity in Care has been created to officially say thank you to health and social care staff and highlight the work that they do. The award category forms part of the wider Health and Social Care Awards that have been set up to recognise innovation and excellence within the NHS.
Anyone employed in providing care can be nominated for the People’s Award for Dignity in Care, from nurses and social workers, to hospital porters and nursing home employees, providing they have gone the extra mile to ensure dignity and respect in any area of health and social care. Nominations can be for a team or individual member of staff.
Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive at Salisbury District Hospital said: “Each year the Health and Social Care Awards are run to recognise the significant contribution NHS staff have made to the people they care for. I can see first hand the considerable impact our staff have had and the work that they do to provide the best possible care that they can. This year local people have the opportunity to nominate a team or individual member of staff who has made a real difference to the care and treatment they have received.”
The nominations are open now for the public to put forward health and social care workers for the award. Members of staff will also be able to nominate their colleagues, if their nomination is supported by a member of the public.
The nominations close on March 6 and then ten regional finalists will be selected to go through to the final in July where the winner and runners up will meet Sir Michael Parkinson and Phil Hope, Minster for Care Services. People can nominate at www.dignityincare.org.uk or by calling 0870 000 1100. Ends
For further information please contact: Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 42517