Public urged to vote for Patient Choice Award winner

Release Date: 21/09/2016

Public urged to vote for Patient Choice Award winner

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The three finalists in The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital’s Patient Choice Award have today been named – and we need YOUR help to pick the winner!

Patients past and present were invited to nominate a member of staff who had made a significant impression on them for the hospital’s first ever award of this nature.

The eventual winner will receive their prize at the hospital’s inaugural Celebration of Achievement Awards evening at the Lion Quays Hotel on 24 November.

Almost 30 nominations were received for the Patient Choice Award, and a shortlisting committee met for the tough task of picking a final three who are being put to a public vote. The terrific trio are:

  • Mr Robin Banerjee (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon)
  • Kate Betts (Physiotherapy Technical Instructor)
  • Penny Oak (Staff Nurse, Clwyd Ward)

All three were nominated by former patients who had their own moving stories of the high quality care they received during their time at the hospital.

The full nominations can be found on the Patient Choice Award voting page on the RJAH website . People will be able to go to this page to read the nominations, then cast their vote for the winner. The deadline for voting is midnight on Sunday 16 October.

Mark Brandreth, Chief Executive, said: “We were determined to involve our patients in our awards evening, and giving them a chance to nominate, and then vote for, their own health heroes, seemed like a great way to do that.

“I am grateful to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination, and the three who have been chosen to go to public vote are very worthy of winning this award.

“I would also like to add my congratulations to all of our staff who were nominated for this award, including those who have not been shortlisted. I personally wrote to all of them to say well done and to give them a certificate of nomination, which I hope they are displaying with pride.

“I would also encourage patients and members of the public to read the three nominations and cast your vote.”

The shortlisting panel was headed by Julie Roberts, Acting Deputy Director of Nursing.

She said: “We had some terrific nominations and it was a pleasure to read them all, but a very difficult task to pick out just three to put to a public vote.

“The nominations for Mr Banerjee, Kate and Penny were very moving and I am sure other people will feel the same when they read them. Good luck to all three of you!”

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