Our Health Heroes, the national healthcare awards which celebrate individuals, teams and organisations within the healthcare and care sectors, are returning for the fourth year and promise to be bigger and better than ever.
Nominations in eight categories, which recognise the contribution of healthcare workers from a range of facilities across the UK, including those working in the NHS, are being sought from healthcare professionals and members of the public via the dedicated Our Health Heroes webpage.
During his presentation to UNISON members at the awards launch in April, Adam Causon, Executive Director of Skills for Health, said: “As patients, we remember the doctor who operated on us or the nurse who cared for us, but how many of us thank the healthcare assistants who were there to support us, the cleaner who kept the ward clean and safe, or the porter that kept our spirits up as they moved us round the hospital?
“Many of you will know that, behind the scenes, there are thousands of people who work tirelessly to keep the system running smoothly, day after day. Without these people, the NHS couldn’t survive. These are the unsung heroes of the UK’s healthcare sector.
“Our Health Heroes rewards those teams and individuals who go above and beyond their usual remit to deliver high-quality care to their patients and support to one another or their teams. If that sounds like someone you know, please make a nomination.”
Since its creation in 2016 by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, Our Health Heroes has recognised more than 90 regional and national winners from all four corners of the UK for their dedication to the care and well-being of patients, colleagues and other staff members.
Entries will be shortlisted and regional winners and finalists will be chosen either by public vote or by an expert panel, before the winners are announced at the awards ceremony in November.
The deadline for nominating someone for the awards is midnight on Saturday. June 29 and the ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 20, at London’s Science Museum.
To make a nomination visit www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/ohh
To watch a short video taken during the 2018 awards ceremony, please visit: https://youtu.be/HcLnJAf3rho