Nominations now open for Star Awards!

30 January 2014

Nominations are open for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards.

Nominations now open for Star Awards!

Photo: A&E Target/Flow Team—winners of the 2013 Chief Executive’s Special Award

Nominations are open for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards. Do you know a member of staff or a team who deserve recognition for their outstanding work?

The Star Awards, now in their third year, recognise those staff who embody our Trust values of Respectful, Kind, Safe and Excellent.

Staff are invited to nominate colleagues in 15 Staff Choice categories, which include frontline and behind-the scenes staff, with categories for everyone from doctors and nurses to volunteers and support workers—both clinical and non-clinical.

Staff Choice categories are as follows:

  • Healthcare Assistant of the Year
  • Midwife of the Year
  • Senior Nurse of the Year
  • Nurse of the Year
  • Doctor of the Year
  • Diagnostic and Allied Health
  • Professional of the Year (for example, therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, radiographers)
  • Facilities Services Star of the Year (ISS and Norland staff)
  • Researcher of the Year
  • Support Services Star of the Year (for example, clinic clerks, receptionists, HR staff, Finance staff)
  • Manager of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Educator/Mentor of the Year
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Improving the Patient Experience Award (teams/departments)

In addition, nominations from patients, relatives and anyone else with an interest in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are invited for the Patient Choice Award—any member of staff or team can be nominated, wherever they work in the Trust and whatever they do.

Our Foundation Trust Governors—who include elected representatives of patients, members of the public and staff—will be invited to nominate staff for the Council of Governors Special Award.  Chief Executive Tony Bell will also be presenting his Special Award in recognition of an outstanding individual or team at the award ceremony.

The awards will be presented at an evening ceremony at Chelsea Football Club for which all shortlisted staff and their guests will be invited to attend.

Thank you to Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity for supporting the awards and making the ceremony possible.

Mark Norbury (Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity) said: “We are proud to support the hospital’s Star Awards again this year. Every day teams at the hospital go to great lengths to make the experience the best it can be for patients and for their loved ones.

“The care and commitment the teams show our patients deserve to be recognised, which is why the Star Awards are so important. It’s inspiring to hear the stories behind the names of team members shortlisted. We’re looking forward to celebrating their efforts with them and their colleagues.”