Have your say on care awards

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Have your say

NOMINATIONS for next year’s Proud To Care Awards in West Sussex are open.

The idea behind setting up the awards was to shine a light on the best nursing care and are open to nurses, health visitors, midwives and care staff – both teams and individuals are eligible.

There is a public choice award, and then other categories which are open for NHS staff to nominate the colleagues who they feel go above and beyond the call of duty to look after the people they care for.

Sandie Ellard, deputy director of nursing at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, said: ‘NHS staff often do incredible things for the people they care for, but don’t always realise just what an incredible, positive impact they can have on someone’s life.

‘It might be just the small things, like taking time to talk to someone when they are feeling vulnerable, or it might be saving someone’s life in an emergency.

‘Every day our nursing staff are doing amazing work and it is so rewarding when someone expresses their appreciation.’

If you know an individual or team who has given care which went beyond expectations, or shown exceptional compassion, skill, or commitment, put their name forward before the January 20 deadline. Go to england.nhs.uk/south/south/ss-at/ss-our-work and click on the link to the nomination form.

The awards will be presented in March.