HOSPITAL bosses want patients, carers and colleagues to highlight their health heroes for an annual awards scheme.
Nominations for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2018 Proud Awards are now open.
These recognise top medical workers, who deliver first-class hospital and community services across Rotherham.
More than 470 people were nominated last year — including over 150 for the patient-picked Public Recognition Award.
Last year’s winner was surgeon Richard Crosher, with his oral maxillofacial team (pictured).
They were nominated by Dawn Peters, whose husband Stephen the team helped beat throat cancer — twice.
In her nomination, Dawn, said: “Mr Crosher saved my husband’s life twice.
“The second time, we were told by another consultant that they could not do any more for him, but Mr Crosher was not ready to give up on Stephen and was happy to operate again.”
She added: “Stephen has been in remission now for six years. I cannot thank Mr Crosher and his team of staff enough for what they have done for us.
“They have worked so hard with Stephen, enabling him to see his children grow into adults and for me to still have my soul mate here with me.”
Mr Crosher said: “It was very touching to be nominated for, let alone win, this award.
“Many, many people other than myself were involved in Stephen’s care, all of whom work to achieve the best possible care that we can for our patients.”
Stephen said: “If it wasn’t for them, I would not be here today.
“The team are very professional and very caring. They not only change lives, they save lives.”
Visit tinyurl.com/trftproud18 to nominate someone for the Public Recognition Award 2018.
Alternatively, call 01709 427286 to have a paper form posted out, or email details of your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, July 20.
We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.