As the Horton continues its fight to hold on to essential services the Oxford University Trust are asking members of the public to vote in the Patients Choice Awards.
Patients and their families are being asked to nominate the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who have delivered outstanding care to them over the past year.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opened nominations for its new Patients’ Choice Award. It’s a chance for patients to highlight anyone of 12,000 staff who have delivered exceptional care in one of the Trust’s four hospitals including Banbury’s under pressure Horton General.
Oxford University Trust chief executive, Dr Bruno Holthof said: “We are constantly hearing remarkable stories of the compassion, courage and dedication shown by OUH staff.
“We want to recognise and celebrate this excellent care and treatment, and we want the people we serve - the patients and their families - to have their say.”
There are three ways to cast your vote; by visiting the website at www.ouh.nhs.uk/patientschoice, by emailing your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01865 223340.
Votes for the award can be cast until September 30 when they will be judged by an independent panel of patients. The awards will be made at the Trust’s annual Staff Recognition Awards event in December, to be held in the Oxford Town Hall.
Mr Holtof added: “We are constantly hearing remarkable stories of the compassion, courage and dedication shown by OUH staff.
“If a doctor, nurse, support worker or ward team have gone the extra mile in treating you or your loved ones, or if they have given you outstanding care, this is your chance to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed.
“When our staff get a ‘thank you’ and understand how valued they are, it is great for their wellbeing - and we know that positive morale leads to even better patient care.”