Time to nominate your health heroes

Last years Chairs Award winners. Ryan Newton and Rebecca Brookes with chair Elaine Baylis.

Last years Chairs Award winners. Ryan Newton and Rebecca Brookes with chair Elaine Baylis.

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For the first time, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is calling on the public to take part in its staff Celebrating Success awards.

You are invited to nominate teams and individuals whose dedication has improved your care for the better for the “Chair’s Award for Going Above and Beyond”.

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LCHS is the largest provider of community-based care in the county, helping children to have the best start in life and supporting adults by delivering care close to home.

District nurses and therapy services help get patients back on their feet or stay healthy at home.

Care is also provided at clinics and inpatient wards in community hospitals in Gainsborough, Louth, Skegness and Spalding, as well as urgent care centres at Louth and Skegness, minor injury units at Spalding and Gainsborough, the Lincoln’s Walk-In Centre and Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit.

LCHS chair Elaine Baylis said: “One of the most rewarding parts of my role is talking to patients and hearing about their experiences of using our services. It is truly humbling and I could not be more proud of our staff who often go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver excellent care.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for you to say thank you and to tell us how our teams and individual staff members make such a difference in the communities they serve. I look forward to receiving the nominations.”

The Chair’s Award for Going Above and Beyond is one of eight awards which will be presented at a ceremony as part of #HealthatHome2016; a celebration of the Trust and its services to be held at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston, on Wednesday, September 21.

Here’s how you can put forward your nominee

So you’ve decided who you want to nominate. But how do you put that person forward?

Send the full name of your nominee and where they work, along with a few words as to how they have gone “Above and Beyond”, together with your name and contact details, by email to awards@lincs-chs.nhs.uk

Alternatively, post your nomination to Celebrating Success Awards, c/o Communications, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, LN5 7JH.

Only staff working for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust will be eligible for nomination. If you are unsure which NHS Trust your nominee works for, please ask them.

The judging panel includes two LCHS non-executive directors, a clinical staff member and an independent judge.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Friday, July 1, 2016.

The winners and their nominators will be invited to the awards ceremony on September 21, 2016.

To find out more about Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust or the Celebrating Success awards, visit www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/cs2016