The 2023 United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) Staff Awards are now open for nominations.
The awards are an opportunity for the people of Lincolnshire to recognise the hard work, dedication and care shown by hospital staff working across the county, and where they have demonstrated exceptional professionalism and care.
This year, two new categories have been added, a Rising Star Award, which recognises staff who are new to the Trust and have already made a significant contribution, and a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award.
Other categories recognise volunteers, care and compassion, outstanding leadership amongst other things. Anyone can make a nomination- staff, patients and members of the public – in the 11 award categories.
Since launching ten years ago 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 been running the awards for ten years now and it is such an important way to recognise the hard work and dedication staff across our sites give day in and day out.
“Our staff continue to go above and beyond on a daily basis in challenging circumstances and I am in awe of all 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.
Paper copies will also be available on our hospital sites.
The nominations for 2023 will close on Friday 1 September.
The full list of categories for the ULHT staff awards are below:
Roger Thorley Great Patient Experience Award – Named after a valued late ULHT patient representative, 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.
Rising Star Award- This award will go to someone who is a student or cadet, or someone who has been within the Trust for less than a year, but in that time has really made their mark. This might be through supporting colleagues, displaying excellent patient care, developing a service or innovating for the benefit of staff and patients.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year Award – This award recognises an individual or team that has been a champion of diversity and inclusion for the Trust, with actions that have positively impacted upon colleagues and the organisation as a whole. This could include a broad range of actions to promote, further and develop awareness and understanding of EDI issues, and tackling discrimination in any form.
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 and make a genuine difference to others. They will be people who bring 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 and make a genuine difference to others. They will be people who bring about change and clear benefits for patients, their colleagues, our clinical services and 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.