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Award winners are out of this world!

Friday September 29, 2017

More than 150 members of staff and volunteers enjoyed an out-of-this-world experience last night as the hospitals’ eighth annual Patient First STAR Awards saluted the compassion, innovation and dedication to patients of colleagues across the trust.

The prize dinner and ceremony launched with a special guest video appearance from astronaut Major Tim Peake – St Richard’s Hospital’s most famous baby!

Major Tim, who was born at St Richard’s in 1972, thanked all the hospitals’ staff and volunteers for everything they do for patients and congratulated the 440 of them who were nominated for this year’s awards.

The event was live tweeted from @westernsussex with the hashtag #PFawards and winners’ details were also shared on the trust’s Facebook page which attracted many comments from colleagues.

Chief executive Marianne Griffiths said: “Our Patient First STAR Awards are a truly special way to recognise and honour the wonderful work and extraordinary efforts our staff and volunteers undertake every day. Congratulations to our winners and everyone who was nominated. You are all stars!”

Thanks also go to event sponsor Love Your Hospital, award sponsors Anytime Fitness, Care UK, Darren Crabb Wealth Management and Proto Food Group, and to KPMG for providing the post-event celebratory champagne.    

The Patient First STAR Awards Programme 2017 lists all this year’s winners and runners-up and is available to download below.



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