Patients and the public urged to vote for their ‘GEM of GEMs’

Patients and the public urged to vote for their ‘GEM of GEMs’
06 March 2017

PATIENTS and the public are being urged to vote for members of staff at Burton Hospitals who have ‘Gone the Extra Mile’ ahead of a prestigious awards ceremony.

Seventeen employees from across a range of departments at the Trust were presented with an internal ‘GEM’ award during the past 12 months.

They are all now in the running to be crowned the ‘GEM of GEMs’ and the public is being asked to vote for the winner.

The ‘GEMs’ include staff from across the Trust’s three hospitals - Queen’s Hospital, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital.

They were deemed to have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide first-class care, reassurance and help to patients, their friends and family.

The winner will be revealed during the PRIDE Awards ceremony which will be held at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium on Thursday 22 June 2017. It will be the Trust’s thirteenth annual staff awards event.

For information on each of the shortlisted nominees, and to cast your vote, click here. The deadline for voting is Friday 31 March 2017.

Joy Borrington, Awards coordinator, said: “We are lucky enough to have a team of extremely dedicated and professional people working across the Trust and it is an honour to be part of the event which recognises their achievements.

“For many members of staff, the ‘GEM of GEMs’ is the most prestigious of all the awards as it is voted for by the people that matter the most – our patients.

“Many of our employees regularly go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our patients have the best experience possible. We would love to hear your thoughts on our shortlisted GEMs who we believe really have gone the extra mile to make our patients’ experience at the Trust as positive as possible.

“Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Burton Hospitals so your vote really does counts.”

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