Have we gone above and beyond for you?

Our annual Above and Beyond Awards are back – and you can vote for members of our team who you would like to see recognised.

Launched on Friday 3 May, our Patient/Supporter Choice Award offers patients, families and supporters the opportunity to nominate John Taylor Hospice staff.

The award aims to recognise our team members who have gone above and beyond in caring for patients, families, supporters and fellow hospice colleagues.

Last year’s winner of the Patient/Supporter Choice Award was Clinical Nurse Specialist Sandie Robinson, who has worked at John Taylor Hospice for eight years.

She says: “It was really lovely to win the Patient/Supporter Choice Award last year. We don’t come to work to win awards – we are here because we want to make a difference every day. But knowing that you have made such a difference that a family nominates you for an award is very special.”

This is the third year we’ve held our Above and Beyond Awards. There are six awards in total which are all presented at our staff AGM in July – and the Patient/Supporter Award is the only one open to members of the public for nominations.

Hospice CEO Penny Venables said: “Every year our awards are growing with more and more of our colleagues being nominated. It is so pleasing to see that so many of the team are going above and beyond for the people we care for and for each other.

“The Patient/Supporter Award is special because it gives people we care for or support the chance to nominate someone who they believe has really helped them. It could be anyone from any of our teams whether clinical, front of house or housekeeping or part of our admin teams.

“If there is someone you would like to nominate for this special award please fill in the form and let us know.”

The criteria for the Patient/Supporter Choice Award is for ‘a staff member or staff members who a patient or supporter believes has gone over and above in their care and support’.

Nomination forms are available in our reception or online here and need to be received by us by the closing date of Monday 17 June at 4pm. We’ll let you know the winners in early July.

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“The care was second to none”

“At such a heartbreaking and difficult time, the nurses and care assistants knew exactly what to do and to say – we’d have been lost without them. The care they provided for my beautiful wife was second to none and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Roger Perks

“Nothing is too much trouble”

“I can’t thank hospice teams enough. From fitting grab rails in my house and ordering a reclining bed, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

Jackie Bannister

“I don’t know where I’d be without them”

“The support I get is truly is invaluable and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. I’m able to talk openly about my illness and ask for advice and support if I need it. I’ve made some incredible friends and the hospice is a very special place full of laughter and kindness. “

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