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NHS Heroes

logoIn July 2012, to mark the 64th birthday of the NHS, an exciting recognition scheme was launched nationally.

'NHS Heroes' was designed to give everyone in England the chance to acknowledge NHS staff. For the first time, patients, their friends and families, work colleagues and professional peers could nominate their personal NHS Heroes.

The Trust was delighted to be part of the scheme and give recognition to individuals and teams, celebrate the extraordinary work identified by their patients and colleagues, and for going 'the extra mile' over and above their everyday duties.

Chris Lisle, the Trust's Director of HR & Organisation Development, said: "As an employer we see the dedication of our NHS staff day in and day out. Every year we hold a staff awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate these achievements locally. However, the NHS Heroes initiative is a great way to complement our existing recognition scheme and bring national attention to the local healthcare heroes who mean so much to the people they serve."

Nominations are now open for national NHS Heroes campaign to find NHS heroes for 2013

  Nominate your NHS Hero from 19th March 2013 at and join in the conversation at


This winter has been particularly challenging for NHS staff, with outbreaks of norovirus and flu, and adverse weather conditions hitting most parts of the country putting hospitals, GP practices and ambulance services under a great deal of pressure. 
Recent widespread snow and icy conditions have brought parts of the country to a standstill with school and road closures, flight cancellations and people unable to leave home ….but stopping isn't an option for NHS staff, they have no choice but to plough through. No matter the weather conditions, NHS staff and teams across the country go above and beyond their call of duty day in, day out to make sure you get the care you need, when you need it - without the expectation of acknowledgement or a thank you.
The last NHS Heroes campaign saw over 3,500 nominations received and we found some  truly inspirational and touching stories of NHS staff; like the community matron who walked miles in the snow during her day off to make sure vulnerable patients had food and vital supplies. Or the nurse who missed her own birthday to save a boy's life by giving him CPR for over 25 minutes in sub-zero temperatures, knelt in the snow.


Read our  previous inspiring stories using the links down the right hand side of this page...