First winners of hospital’s monthly ‘Pride Awards’


Sarah Harper, Respiratory Specialist Nurse and Jeremy Over, Director of Workforce.

Two nurses are the first to receive a new monthly Pride Award at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital aimed at staff who make a difference to the lives of patients and colleagues through their kindness, dedication and expertise.

Sarah Harper, Asthma Nurse Specialist, was nominated by a patient who said Sarah had gone out of her way to provide regular treatment for the patient and had provided care that was above and beyond what was expected.

Katie Symonds, Cringleford Ward Sister, was nominated by a colleague who said Katie was always positive and professional, considering the needs of patients and staff at all times.

Nurse Abigail Law, who is based in the hospital’s operations centre, was also high commended for organising a special day for a young patient who was celebrating their birthday in hospital.

The two winners will receive Afternoon Tea for Two at Barnham Broome Hotel which is supporting the awards and their photographs will be displayed in the hospital restaurant.

Jeremy Over, Director of Workforce said: “We want to acknowledge those acts of kindness and care which make a difference to our patients every day and this new scheme provides a route for colleagues, patients and their families to say what a difference our staff have made to their visit or hospital stay.”

The Awards are based on the Trust’s values People-focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence (PRIDE). Each month there will be two members of staff who will receive recognition and one team winner every quarter. The NNUH PRIDE awards are being supported by Barnham Broom Hotel which is providing an ‘Afternoon Tea for Two’ or ‘ Fitness Voucher’ for individual winners with hospital service provider Serco providing the winning teams with cake and fruit to share.

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Friday 29th of July 2016 02:18:30 PM