carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for
recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2018 Proud Awards.
awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s
exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver first class
community and hospital services across our borough.
the tremendous success of last year’s awards, with over 470 nominations
received, the Trust is again delighted to invite patients and members of the
public to nominate the Trust’s healthcare professionals for a 2018 Public
Public Recognition Award provides a fantastic opportunity for members of the
public to nominate individuals and teams who have made a real difference,
provided a high quality service and outstanding care. Out
of over 150 nominations in this category alone, the winner of the 2017 Public
Recognition Award was Mr Richard Crosher and the Oral Maxillofacial Team.
Mr Crosher and his team helped patient, Stephen Peters, overcome
throat cancer twice.
In their nomination Stephen’s wife, Dawn, said: “Mr Crosher has saved my
husband’s life twice now following throat cancer. The second time he got it we
were told by another consultant that they could not do any more for him but
sure enough Mr Crosher came back to work and was not ready to give up on
Stephen and was happy to operate again.
“He worked with the doctors at Weston Park to plan more radiotherapy. Stephen
has been in remission now for six years. I cannot thank Mr Crosher and his team
of staff enough for what they have done for us. They have worked so hard with
Stephen over the years enabling him to see his children grow into adults and
for me to still have my soul mate here with me. The biggest thank you ever goes
to these people.”
Crosher, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at The Rotherham NHS Foundation
Trust, said: “It was very touching to be nominated for, let alone win, this
award. Many, many people other than myself were involved in Stephen's care, all
of whom work together as part of a multidisciplinary team to achieve the best
possible care and outcomes that we can for our patients.”
Oral Maxillofacial Team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust provides
diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
This includes the management of facial injuries, head and neck cancers and
salivary gland diseases. The Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons have close links with
other specialist colleagues including orthodontists, ENT surgeons, oncologists
Stephen recorded a special thank you message for Mr Crosher and the
Oral Maxillofacial Team. He said: “We nominated Mr Crosher and his team, partly
as a thank you, for treating me twice for throat cancer. If it wasn’t for them,
I would not be here today.
“The Team are very professional and very caring. They not only change
lives, they save lives. I don’t think there is a small thing or a little word
to say how we feel for that. But my wife and I would both like to say, thank
you very much.”
Trust’s colleagues, eligible to be nominated for awards, deliver services at
Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham Community Health Centre, BreathingSpace, Park
Rehabilitation Centre and at health centres across the town and includes those
working in people’s own homes and communities such as school nurses and
nominate a member of staff for the 2018 Public Recognition Award, simply
complete a nomination form, visit www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/ProudAwards2018
or call 01709 427286 to have a paper form posted out to you. You could also
email us details of your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal details are also available on the form.
complete the form with as much detail as possible, providing the name of the
individual or team and specific examples of your experience. The closing date
for nominations is Friday 20 July 2018.