Going for gold

Date published: 23 April 2014

OLYMPIAN James Cracknell OBE will hand out prizes at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust awards night in June.

The annual event sees gongs presented over categories recognising the very best in patient care, skill and innovation among the 9,000 staff within the trust’s four hospitals — including the Royal Oldham — and community services.

Cracknell is one of Britain’s most successful athletes of all time, with two Olympic gold medals and six World Championship titles.

His epic rowing finals in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 were two of the most-watched sporting contests in history.

Staff across the Trust have the opportunity to nominate a colleague or team for an award who they believe have gone the extra mile and deserve recognition for their care, compassion, commitment and dedication.