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People’s choice award…do you know someone who has made a difference?

20th October 2023

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Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and/or care for you or your relative?

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has rebranded and relaunched their annual staff recognition awards, ‘Our People Awards’ and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff who has made a big difference to their lives for the People’s Choice Award category.

The awards are to recognise the exceptional achievements and contribution of individuals/teams to deliver safe, high quality compassionate care and support for the benefit of our patients, and service users. They are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the commitment, innovation and achievements of all our people.

Vivienne Toal, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development says, “Our People’s Choice Award aims to recognise an individual or team whose commitment, care and compassion ensures that exceptional care is delivered to our patients, service users and their families.

“We know that we have so many extraordinary people in our Trust who, despite working under enormous pressure, deliver excellent care day in day out and are consistently finding ways to improve services.

“This award gives local people the chance to acknowledge our people and, in particular, those special individuals who have exceeded expectations in the course of their work to provide exceptional safe, high quality, compassionate care and support.

“So, whether it’s a nurse, doctor, receptionist, domestic, therapist, porter, member of catering team, secretary or someone else, if you have been impressed by the care, treatment or service you have received and feel they deserve to be recognised, we would love to hear from you”.

How do I nominate?

Complete a Nomination Form

Nomination form for:   People’s Choice Award (

E-mail: or Tel: 028 3741 2554 if you would like to receive the form by post.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 17 November 2023.  The overall winner will be announced on Friday 19 April 2024.