Your chance to nominate outstanding staff for annual hospital awards

Monday 1st July 2019

Your chance to nominate outstanding staff for annual hospital awards

Have you been a patient or visitor at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead in the last year and received treatment or support from an outstanding member of staff? If so the hospital wants to hear from you.

Queen Victoria Hospital is launching its annual hunt for a worthy winner (or winners) of its outstanding patient experience award and needs the public to get involved. The hospital wants to hear about staff who have shown exceptional care and compassion – whether it’s the person who helped book your appointment, or served you a cuppa in the canteen, through to the nurse, therapist or doctor who cared for you.

It only takes a minute to nominate a member of staff via this online form. If you can’t remember the full name of the person you want to choose please give as much detail as you can – what they looked like, their job etc. You can also call the corporate affairs team on 01342 414508 for a form. The deadline is Monday 19 August 2019.

Chief Executive Steve Jenkin said: “We are proud of the care and compassion that our hospital is renowned for. The outstanding patient experience award is an opportunity for us to recognise and thank members of our staff that go the extra mile, and is particularly special as nominations come from the public. It means a lot to the staff who are nominated to know that their work has made a real difference to the patients and visitors they care for.”

Last year the hospital had joint winners for its award – breast reconstruction nurse specialists Rebecca Spencer and Pam Golton, and consultant orthodontist, Dr Lindsay Winchester.

Lindsay’s nominee said: “Her dedication to her patients has been an inspiration and my recent surgery has shown me how the orthodontic and maxillofacial teams can transform people’s lives. Lindsay has transformed me from a withdrawn adolescent to a confident young woman who has just begun studying dentistry.”

Previous winners of the patient experience award include:

  • Consultant plastic surgeon, Tania Cubison, who was nominated because she “changed the life” of one patient.
  • Staff nurse, Lorraine Loosley, who was described by her nominee as “my real life Florence Nightingale” after the care and treatment she gave a patient in the hospital’s dressing clinic.

This year’s QVH Staff Awards are being supported by QVH Charity.

Pictured: Breast reconstruction nurse specialists Rebecca Spencer and Pam Golton pictured receiving their award from Jo Thomas, Director of Nursing and Quality at Queen Victoria Hospital.

For more information please contact the QVH Press Office on 01342 414508.