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 :

Our League of Friends is truly at the heart of our Hospital . They are made up of a large army of amazing volunteers with a very a very small team of paid staff , with Victoria Sugden at the helm On a daily basis they have a positive impact on our patents and the way we care for them . We can refer patients to them for assistance , for example funding for relatives to travel to see their loved one in Hospital . Clothing grants , specialist equipment's for patients use grants . It is not always in monetary ways that they help our patients and staff . They have previously arranged for a volunteer to come in to teach a patient basic computer skills. Another example of there above and beyond care is ,they have, typed up dictated notes , to assist a patient to preform his job as an journalist when as a newly injured patient he was unable to move his hands at all . This is a tiny snap shot of the way they adapt and find ways to overcome difficulties for our patients . There is nothing that you can think of that the League of Friends over the years haven't helped us to fund to to get involved with and supported us . On numerous times they have provided large amounts of funding for Hospital building and facilities improvements . They have also provided specialist equipment to be used in certain departments within the hospital, for example they provided a specialist surgical table for our operating theatres . A Specialist Harnessed walking hoist for our Spinal Injuries team . A zero gravity treadmill for our sports injury team and many many more vital pieces of equipment . They are currently fundraising for a garden area for our pediatric ward . Within the Hospital they always run a truly wonderful and very popular coffee shop , a extremely well used shop and also a Post Office which is used by Staff , patients and visitors and is a lifeline for staff working full time . Over the last 50 years they have raised over 20 million pounds for our Hospital.
Rating: 7.5/10. From 2 votes.
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