Oldham patients urged to vote for their healthcare heroes

Date published: 05 October 2018

The shortlist for The Royal Oldham Hospital’s Patients’ Choice award has been officially revealed.

Members of the public have been nominating their Royal Oldham Hospital heroes for the annual award, which recognises staff who have gone above and beyond for their patients or service users.

Nominations were received and the judging panel has shortlisted four individuals or teams, which will now be voted on by the public.

The winner of the Patient’s Choice award 2018 will be announced at the Northern Care Alliance Staff Awards on November 16.

The Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, made up of Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Trusts.

The NHS Group includes five hospitals, 2,000 beds, specialist and acute services, a range of associated community services, and over 17,000 staff.

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of the Northern Care Alliance, said: “It is always fantastic to read the many nominations that members of the public submit each year, thanking our staff for their extraordinary contribution to them, a friend or a relative.

“We have heard many tales of kind and compassionate staff; staff who have gone above and beyond to reassure, comfort and support our patients and their relatives often in very stressful situations.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their stars - choosing a shortlist of four was incredibly difficult for our judging panels.”

You can vote for who you think should be crowned The Royal Oldham Hospital Patients’ Choice award winner for 2018 by clicking on the online voting form here or at: www.pat.nhs.uk

The closing date for voting is Friday, October 19.

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