The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Volunteer of the year

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

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.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

Paul joined the Volunteer Service at The Royal Hospital in Liverpool back in 2015. Since then he has signed up in excess of 13000 people to the Organ Donation Register. His passion and enthusiasm for Organ Donation started back in 2013 when he was watching a documentary regarding the living donation of kidneys for transplantation. He was so inspired that a week later he was undergoing tests and examinations and started the long process of assessment for his suitability to become a living donor himself. Almost a year later, on his 65th Birthday, Paul donated one of his kidneys to an unknown donor. Paul’s courageous act of kindness fuelled his passion leading him to join the trusts Organ Donation Committees both here at The Royal and at Arrow Park Hospital. Through these meeting Paul realised that no one was actively promoting the Organ Donor Register at either site so he decided to volunteer one day a week at each hospital promoting Organ Donation leading to the astonishing 13000 plus sign ups. Since the organ donation law was changed last year, Paul has continued his volunteering at The Royal opting to volunteer as a way finder 2 days a week. His welcoming and caring nature helps to put patients and visitors at ease when visiting the hospital. Paul has been part of a small group of volunteers who chose to continue to volunteer throughout the Covid-19 pandemic putting patient care at the fore front of his mind. Paul’s kindness and generosity doesn’t stop there. When he celebrated his 70th Birthday he asked friends and family to donate money rather than buying him gifts. He then used the funds to purchase 2 wheelchairs for the 2 dialysis units at both hospitals. He has since then purchased 22 wheelchairs for The Royal hospital and 22 wheelchairs for Arrow Park Hospital. These have been donated to many wards and departments to support patient care. They have been greatly received as you will see in the thank you letter to Paul from our ITU Manager which I have included as a supporting document. Although Pauls kindness, commitment and dedication has been acknowledge at the trust I truly believe that he is worthy of this award and should be recognised at this level for the amazing work he has done not only done for our Trust but also for the local community and many individuals up and down the country who are sure to have benefited from his work with the Organ Donation Register.

Supporting Documents

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