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Excellence Awards - Thursday 25 November 2021

Celebrating our excellent colleagues and volunteers

Our Excellence Awards is new for 2021 and replaces our CARE Smile Awards. The awards will take place virtually again this year due to COVID and are supported by the Northamptonshire Health Charitable fund.
 
Star logo for the Excellence Awards 2021
The awards celebrate the people and teams who make a real difference to the way we work and our patient care, regardless of where they work or volunteer in the hospital. 
 
This is a great opportunity to think about how members of our team live our Group values:
  • Compassion - We care about our patients and each other. We consistently show kindness and empathy and take the time to imagine ourselves in other people's shoes.
  • Accountability  - We take responsibility for our decisions, our actions and our behaviours.  We do what we say we will do, when we say we will do it. We acknowledge our mistakes and we learn.
  • Respect - We value each other, embrace diversity and make sure everyone feels included. We take the time to listen to, appreciate and understand the thoughts, beliefs and feelings of others.
  • Integrity - We are consistently open, honest and trustworthy.  We can be relied upon, we stand by our values and we always strive to do the right thing.
  • Courage - We dare to take on difficult challenges and try out new things.  We find the strength to speak up when it matters and we see potential failure as an opportunity to learn and improve.
 
Nominations are now closed. Shortlists will be annouced shortly.

Award categories:

Patient experience award: Celebrating the people who put the experience of our patients at the heart of everything they do.
Tell us about the people and teams who show they are always listening to and acting on patient feedback. We want to know who has been there and gone over and above to support patients during challenging times or who have made a memorable difference to patients. These are the people who use their expertise, skills and knowledge to make things better every day for our patients.
 
Respect, support and inclusion award: Recognising the people who put others first.
This award recognises the people who put respect, support and inclusion at the forefront of everything they do. They're the people who see individuals as unique and who are prepared to break down barriers to equality and challenge colleagues to see things in a new way. We want to know about those people who; provide support when things aren't right, who have been there to support their colleagues, the ones who understand and provide solutions to problems and who always champion change. 
 
Research and innovation award: Celebrating innovative thinkers and people who drive new ways of doing things.
These are the people who bring forward new ideas, the ones who take the initiative to implement change and the people who are always striving to work and care in new ways. It could be that they've helped to implement a new system, championed and supported patients or staff through research studies or they've found a solution to a problem to make things better.
 
Volunteer of the year award: This category celebrates our volunteers who go the extra mile to support our patients, staff and visitors. These are the people who welcome us with a smile, who hold the hands of our patients and give their time for free to help their local community. We want to know who’s made a difference to you. Whether it’s helping in an extraordinary circumstance or always being dependable we want to know about these exceptional people.
 
Caring through COVID team award: The COVID pandemic has brought with it many challenges for staff, patients and visitors. We've seen many examples of staff coping with increased pressures and disruption to work and home life. This is your chance to nominate an individual and/or a team and recognise their contribution during COVID. We want you to tell us about those extraordinary teams who have provided exceptional support and care throughout the pandemic.
 
Caring through COVID individual award: The COVID pandemic has brought with it many challenges for staff, patients and visitors. We've seen many examples of staff coping with increased pressures and disruption to work and home life. This is your chance to nominate an individual and/or a team and recognise their contribution during COVID. We want you to tell us about those extraordinary individuals who have provided exceptional support and care throughout the pandemic.
 
Inspirational colleague award: We want to know about the people who inspire you and encourage you. These are the people who influence those around them and inspire people to be the best they can be.

They may have overcome adversity, provided guidance and reassurance in challenging times or just been a constant support to those around them. These are the people who often don’t recognise how amazing they are and the difference they bring to KGH.
 
Best use of charitable funds award (Sponsored by Northamptonshire Health Charity): for an individual or team who have made the best use of charitable funds donated by Northamptonshire Health Charity to their department.

These are people who have helped to raise the profile of a specific event or the Northamptonshire Health Charity. This category shines a spotlight on how the money fundraised by our local community has been spent and how it’s enhanced patient care or improved the hospital.
 
Thank you to the Northamptonshire Health Charity for their ongoing support of the awards.