The award are an opportunity for the people of Lincolnshire to recognise the hard work, dedication and care shown by hospital staff working across the county, especially those who have demonstrated exceptional professionalism and caring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominations can be made in 12 categories recognising care and compassion, great teamwork, research and innovation and unsung heroes amongst other things. Anyone can make a nomination- staff, patients and members of the public.
This year, as a one-off, a new COVID Hero Award has been introduced, with the aim of recognising individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond to care for patients and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the Roger Thorley Great Patient Experience Award is especially important, as it is open only to patient nominations, and winners are judged by a panel of patients.
Since launching in 2013, the ULHT Staff Awards have received thousands of nominations for staff across Lincolnshire’s hospitals in all sorts of roles, both clinical and non-clinical.
Trust Chief Executive, Andrew Morgan, said: “We have hard working and dedicated staff working across our hospitals, and right now they deserve recognition for their efforts more than ever before. Our staff have been there offering care to patients even during the most difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and continue to go above and beyond on a daily basis in challenging circumstances.
“Our awards are just one way in which we can recognise staff excellence and the amazing work that they do. I’d like to encourage anyone who has experienced or observed great care or service to make a nomination and give our staff a boost.”
To nominate someone for an award, please fill in a form available on the Trust website at https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/about/staff-awards/
Paper copies will also be available on our hospital sites.
The awards for 2021 will close on Friday 29 January 2021.
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The full list of categories for the ULHT staff awards are below:
Roger Thorley Great Patient Experience Award – This award is open for public nominations only, and will be awarded to a team or individual that has made a significant impact upon improving the patient experience either for an individual patient, in their work area or for the Trust as a whole.
Compassion and Respect Award – This award will go to an individual or team that shows a genuine concern and compassion for others, is interested in others and in helping to meet their needs and providing the best possible quality of care.
Team of the Year – Clinical – This award recognises a clinical team who consistently demonstrate good team working, to deliver an efficient and high performing service.
Team of the Year- Non-Clinical – This award recognises a non-clinical team who consistently demonstrate good team working, to deliver an efficient and high performing service.
Service Improvement, Education and Research Award – This award will go to the team/individual who have implemented an idea or innovative approach or made more efficient and effective using an innovative approach (maybe through a the Quality Improvement Programme), which has resulted in a saving of time or money, improved practice or a new way of working. They may have carried out or published innovative research papers, taken on a service/quality improvement programme, been involved with clinical trials or taken part in training or education with the end result of benefitting patients.
Unsung Heroes – Clinical – This award recognises an individual working in a clinical role who has made an exceptional contribution to the Trust and its services, but whose contribution and role often goes unrecognised. They show dedication and commitment to their role and make a genuine difference to others.
Unsung Heroes- Non-Clinical – This award recognises an individual working in a non-clinical role who has made an exceptional contribution to the Trust and its services but whose contribution and role often goes unrecognised. They show dedication and commitment to their role supporting clinical services, and make a genuine difference to others.
Extra Mile Award – Clinical – This award will celebrate an individual or team in working in a clinical area, that goes above and beyond to help the Trust deliver its objectives and values. Bringing about change and clear benefits for patients, their colleagues and the Trust as a whole.
Extra Mile Award – Non-Clinical – This award will celebrate an individual or team working in a non-clinical area that goes above and beyond to help the Trust deliver its objectives and values. Bringing about change and clear benefits for the Trust as a whole.
Outstanding Leader Award – This award recognises someone with outstanding leadership skills who inspires people to go the extra mile. Good leaders are not necessarily managers – they are innovative and value their peers while actively mentoring and encouraging people they work with.
Volunteer of the Year Award – This award recognises a volunteer or voluntary team who work tirelessly and generously give their free time, enthusiasm and energy to help improve NHS services, facilities and support for patients, visitors and their families.
COVID Hero Award – This is a one-off category recognising those who have gone above and beyond to care for patients and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This award will recognise an individual or team who has been a true COVID hero across our hospitals.