Notts: Healthcare trust holds its own ‘Oscars’

Guardian News
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Nottinghamshire Healthcare will be holding its very own OSCARS on 13 March to celebrate the personal and team successes of its staff, volunteers and partner organisations.

The ‘Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme’ (OSCARS) is held each year to recognise and reward those people who have gone the extra mile to provide high quality health services.

This is the eleventh OSCARS and the first to include a new category of Young Person’s Award, recognising the outstanding achievements of someone aged 25 and under.

The OSCARS comprises nine categories for awards including, unsung hero, lifetime achievement, equality and diversity and team of the year. Almost 140 nominations were received, made by staff, service users and carers, with 36 individuals and teams shortlisted.

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at The Belfry Hotel in Nottingham. The OSCARS is delivered with the financial support of sponsorship from a variety of public and private organisations. The headline sponsors for the event is Barchester Healthcare, one of the Trust’s private sector partners and Konica Minolta, who supply the Trust’s printing and copying machines.

Professor Mike Cooke CBE, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare said: “We are delighted to see that the appetite for encouraging and rewarding our staff continues unabated. Our very sincere thanks go to all the sponsors who make this event possible. We believe at times of public sector cut backs like this it is even more important to recognise and thank our staff and volunteers for the tremendous contribution they make. Their hard work is truly valued and makes a real difference to everyone who uses our services.”