Patient First STAR Awards 2017
Nominations for this year’s Western Sussex Hospitals staff recognition awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has nominated and we look forward to sharing the results with you in due course.
The Patient First STAR Awards are an opportunity to say a special thank you to a member of staff, team or service you feel deserves to be singled out for particular praise.
We are looking for people who embody the ideals of our Patient First programme, which is focused on building the culture and systems we need to continue improving and re-thinking the way we work to make sure all our patients receive the same excellent standards of care every time they need us.
Each of this year’s award categories reflects one or more of the qualities behind that ambition, from kindness and compassion to innovation, commitment and exemplary standards of care.
The judging panel will now consider all the candidates and the winners will be announced at our awards ceremony later in the year.
|Patient’s Champion||For staff who embody and exceed the Patient First values of being kind, respectful, professional, friendly, compassionate and working well in a team|
|Mentor of the Year||For team leaders and managers committed to the professional development of their colleagues or who are regularly using coaching techniques to develop and empower others|
|Care for the Future Award||For staff helping to ensure the sustainability of the Trust’s quality of care, services, finances, staff wellbeing, achievements or reputation, and helping it adapt to future challenges|
|Innovator of the Year||For staff initiating or leading positive change and/or research, including new techniques, systems and partnerships, in line with the Patient First vision ‘where better never stops’|
|Extra Mile Award||For staff exhibiting an exemplary attitude to patient care, service delivery, or improvement, going above and beyond, and respect the diverse cultures of our patients and/or colleagues|
|Team of the Year||For a team that has triumphed in the face of adversity, or pulled together to maintain care, quality or performance in defiance of extraordinary pressures|
|Compassionate Care Award||For staff who go beyond normal expectations to care for patients with exceptional kindness, dignity and respect, epitomising the Trust’s vision statement – We Care|
|Award for Excellence||For staff whose skills and actions help the Trust exceed quality objectives for the continuous improvement of patient outcomes, experience, safety or staff wellbeing|
|Volunteer of the Year||For volunteers who have made a major difference to a patient, relative, colleague or team through their community-spirited commitment to serving their local hospital|
|Hospital Hero||For staff who are the jewel in their team, whose drive, enthusiasm or good sense of humour inspires those around them, especially at times of difficulty or stress|
|Employee of the Year||The Employee of the Year prize is selected from those nominated for the Employee of the Month since the last awards – additional nominees cannot be accepted|
|Chairman’s Patient First Award||For a member of staff who has made an exemplary contribution to the Patient First programme and helped develop genuine cultural change across the Trust|