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 :
I am nominating Harjinder Dukhi for Unsung Hero Volunteer Award. He has won our Trust Volunteer of the Year Q Award.
He is committed and compassionate in his role as a volunteer at a mental health ward at Caludon Centre. He also supports patients to fill in iWantGreatCare feedback questionnaires, to ensure their voice is heard. He listens to patients in the ward and he is kind, empathetic and loyal and thoughtful to staff and patients
He is an expert by experience and is a role model for giving back to patients and communities through his volunteering commitment. He is compassionate towards patients and carers. He set himself a goal to become a volunteer after he was discharged from Caludon Centre. Mental health has since become a keen interest to him. He applied to become a Ward Volunteer for our Trust in April 2019; this has been a huge milestone for him. In addition, he is keen to contribute to reduce the stigma of mental health especially in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. He is also Mental Health First Aider volunteer for the Trust. He volunteers at Sikh temple and encourage young people to talk about their mental health and make them aware about the Mental Health services available in local areas in Coventry and Warwickshire. He has also partnered up with the Director of a local community football group to encourage more people to talk about their emotions, feelings and their mental health and ensure people don’t suffer in silence and knowing there is support available to help each and every person. He has also attended It Takes Balls to Talk two step training and he volunteer to share information about services available for suicide prevention to local communities and public. He is keen to improve services and get involved in other engagement activities within our Trust to improve services. Harjinder also volunteering for Ambulance Service. I wish him the best in life as he is so committed to support others and his service to communities deserve to be recognised.