The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Volunteer of the year
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
During the second national lock down Laura decided to start organizing lunch deliveries to all the critical care areas of the John Radcliffe Hospital. Overall she arranged for just over 4600 meals to be delivered support all three of the intensive care units and respiratory HDUs.
Laura deserves the nomination because she envisaged and executed these donations. She began the work single handedly and then as the deliveries grew in number and regularity organised links with Hope Vineyard Oxford. The meals continued almost daily throughout the second lock-down with over 90% of the time Laura personally driving and delivering them including weekends. Throughout all this time Laura was effusive in her thanks and gratitude to all of the clinical teams she dropped off too & we are enormously thankful for the nourishment and kindess.