Perhaps you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative? If you do the Southern Health and Social Care Trust would like to know. Nominations close on 6 March.

The Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2017 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff who has made a big difference to their lives for the People’s Choice Award before it is too late.

Staff and clients of the Southern Area Family Nurse Partnership Programme, join with the Trust Chair, Roberta Brownlee to launch this year’s Excellence Awards. Do you know someone who has made a difference – why not nominate for the People’s Choice award?
Staff and clients of the Southern Area Family Nurse Partnership Programme, join with the Trust Chair, Roberta Brownlee to launch this year’s Excellence Awards. Do you know someone who has made a difference – why not nominate for the People’s Choice award?

Siobhan Rooney, a non-executive director with the Trust, and chair of the Excellence Awards committee, said: “The staff excellence awards recognise those staff who make such a difference to patients and clients by going that extra mile. You may wish to acknowledge staff who work in hospital, come to your home, are based in health centres or day centres, or who work as support staff – porters, domestics, drivers or clerical workers.”

“The People’s Choice award is for Trust employees who have demonstrated to a patient, client or relative exceptional care – maybe kindness, professional expertise or expert care which has made a difference in their life.”

The judges will be particularly looking for evidence of:

Putting the safety, needs and welfare of service users first

Ensuring service users feel valued and cared for

Treating service users with respect, dignity and compassion

Going above and beyond the call of duty

Do you know someone who deserves this award?

How do I nominate?

Complete a Nomination Form, available on the Trust’s website: http://www.southerntrust.hscni.net/about/1974.htm

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 028 3756 4159 if you would like to receive the form by post.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday 6 March 2017

The overall winner will be announced on Wednesday 14 June 2017.