Who is your hospital hero?

Who is your hospital hero?

Group shot of winners

Has a member of hospital staff or volunteer gone above and beyond the call of duty during your hospital visit? We want to hear from you about individuals or teams of Trust staff who you think deserve extra recognition, so that we can honour them in our annual Outstanding Achievement Awards this October.

This year will be the first celebration of our newly merged Trust, including Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals. Therefore new awards have been introduced dedicated to finding one member of staff who has excelled beyond expectations in caring for patients and visitors.

The Trust has teamed up with The Peterborough Telegraph, The Hunts Post and Stamford Mercury to gather nominations for the Hospital Hero, Public Recognition Awards for each hospital Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford.

Rob Hughes, Chairman said: “We’re very excited for this year’s awards as it not only celebrates the well-deserved public recognition our staff receive from patients and visitors, but also the hard work and dedication they have put in as we’ve come through a challenging year.

“The Hospital Hero awards are especially important as it provides staff with a job satisfaction like no other – to know they have made a real difference to someone’s life, to have made a difficult experience that little bit easier, it means an awful lot. We are always amazed at the number of entries we receive and the time people have taken to write a nomination.”

The deadline to nominate your Hospital Hero is Wednesday 13 September 2017. Please send in details of why you’d like to nominate the staff member, along with their full name and department if known, to communications@pbh-tr.nhs.uk, or call 01733 678024. 

Profile of last year’s winning staff:

Winners: Julie Holroyd: 

Julie is someone who proved herself to be a ‘hospital hero’ not to just one patient but to that patients’ family too. Julie provided a whole family with incredible support, she explained everything in such a way that the patient and family always understood the reasons behind why things were happening.  Julie is caring and compassionate and brilliant at communicating, which is exactly what patients and their families need at such an arduous time. She went out of her way to reassure anxious family members during a particularly tough time and as a result the family were confident that they could be in contact at any time if they needed to be. She is an absolute treasure.


Highly commended:Steven Goh

Mr Goh is a consultant of whom his patients say that they have never experienced such great care. He makes a point of seeing his patients over bank holidays, weekends or even on his days off! He has been nominated repeatedly by patients for the second consecutive year. He shrugs the thanks and praise off as simply being part of ‘his job’ but his kind nature, friendly smile and jokes go a long way to make a difficult time much easier. His patients feel as though they are his only patients and are treated with dignity, compassion and as individuals.


Highly commended:Esther Kirk

Esther is a neonatal nurse who was nominated by parents of premature twin girls born at 25 weeks gestation in London. Sadly one of the babies passed away just 18 hours old and the other was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Peterborough. Esther brought light to the parent’s journey and made their stay bearable. On the day of the child’s funeral, Esther was the other twin’s nurse for the day, and on return to the unit Esther told the parents she had cuddled their daughter at 2pm, the time of the funeral, and told her all about her sister and was thinking of her parents. Esther is a fantastic nurse and the work she does is amazing.”