Nominate your hospital hero for an award

Last year's hospital award winners

Last year's hospital award winners - Credit: Archant

The trust that runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital is asking Hunts Post readers to nominate members of staff for a heroes award.

In the same year the NHS has celebrated its 70th anniversary, the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT) is looking for staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Members of the public can vote for staff at Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough City and Stamford and Rutland hospitals.

The trust wants people to vote for staff and volunteers who deserve recognition for its Outstanding Achievement Awards which will take place in October.

Trust chairman, Rob Hughes, said: “We are very excited for this year’s awards as it not only celebrates the well-deserved recognition our staff receive from patients and visitors, but also acknowledges the hard work and dedication they have put in this year.

“The Hospital Hero section of our annual awards is especially important as it provides staff with that special knowledge that they have made a real difference to someone’s life, or to have made a difficult experience that little bit easier. We are always amazed at the number of entries we receive for this category and the fact that people have taken the time to write a nomination.”

The trust has teamed up with The Hunts Post and local newspapers in Peterborough and Stamford to gather nominations for awards.

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The deadline to nominate your Hospital Hero is August 31.

Send in details of the staff member you would like to nominate, including their name, department and hospital they work at.

Include full details of why you are nominating them. Send your nomination to: or go to the trust’s website and fill in a nomination form.

In 2017, midwife Vicky Bennett was named Hinchingbrooke Hospital Hero for the care she gave to a couple who lost their baby son at 37 weeks. The couple nominated Vicky for the way she supported them both through the birth and the days afterwards, citing that she helped them savour memories despite being distraught.

Consultant paediatrician Dr Nik Johnson was highly commended for the care he has given to two children from the same family for a number of years. The parent who nominated him said he had “left no stone unturned” in the care he provided to the family.