Nominations are now open for the NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards.
NHS Tayside Chief Executive Grant Archibald was joined by some of last year’s winners to officially launch NHS Tayside’s 2019 Star Awards at Ninewells Hospital.
Now in their third year, the STAR Awards celebrate the individuals, teams and services working within NHS Tayside that deliver outstanding patient care or go the extra mile in their job.
Chief Executive Grant Archibald said, “I’m delighted to officially launch the 2019 STAR Awards. These awards are a great opportunity for members of the public and colleagues to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our staff.
“We know that often it’s the little things that make the biggest difference to patients, their families and colleague, so if someone has gone that extra mile for you, why not say thank you by nominating them for a STAR Award? No matter what their job is, any member of NHS Tayside staff can be nominated, including medical and nursing staff, therapists, community staff, support staff and those who work in the more ‘hidden’ departments who may not deal with patients on a day-to-day basis.”
If you believe you know an unsung hero or team of heroes who have really gone that extra mile, it is quick and easy to nominate your own ‘STAR’ online at www.starawardstayside.scot.nhs.uk
Members of the public can nominate their NHS Tayside STARs in three categories – Outstanding Individual (clinical), Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) and Outstanding Team.
There are also three more specialised categories which are only open to nominations from NHS Tayside staff. These are Quality/Service Improvement, Inspiring Educator and Innovation in Practice.
NHS Tayside Chairman John Brown said, “Last year’s awards were a fantastic success with the number of nominations far exceeding our expectation which is testament to the high regard that the public have for staff. There were lots of very worthy winners and runners up and I’m sure that this year will be no different.”
The award categories open to nominations from members of the public are:
- Outstanding Individual (clinical) such as a doctor, nurse, healthcare assistant, consultant, surgeon, physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc
Someone who goes the extra mile for their patient or colleagues/NHS Tayside
- Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) such as a domestic assistant, porter, receptionist, catering staff etc
Someone who goes the extra mile within their job role helping colleagues/NHS Tayside or patients and visitors
- Outstanding Team such as a service, ward team or a team that works in the community etc
A team who works together going the extra mile for patients or colleagues/NHS Tayside.
Visit www.starawardstayside.scot.nhs.uk for more information about the STAR Awards and to nominate your ‘shining STAR’.
Anyone who has difficulty accessing the website or who needs assistance to complete the nomination form can call the nomination phone line on 01382 632021. The phone line is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Nominations close on Friday, 1 March 2019 at 5pm.
All finalists will be invited to the STAR Awards ceremony at the Apex Hotel in May, where the winners of will be announced.