Southern Trust launches this year’s Excellence Awards
The Southern Trust’s Recovery College team pictured with Siobhan Rooney, Southern Trust Non-Executive Director and Vivienne Toal, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development to launch this year’s Excellence Awards.

Excellence Awards 2018… Do you know someone who has made a difference? Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative?

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2018 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a team or a member of staff for the People’s Choice Award.

Siobhan Rooney, a Non-Executive Director with the Trust, and Chair of the Excellence Awards committee, said: “The Excellence Awards recognise those staff who make such a difference to patients and clients by going that extra mile. We have so many extraordinary members of staff who, despite working under enormous pressure, deliver excellent care day in day out and are consistently finding ways to improve services for our patients / clients and their families. You may wish to acknowledge staff who work in hospital, come to your home, are based in health centres or day centres, or who work as support staff – porters, domestics, drivers or clerical workers.

“If you have been impressed by the exceptional care, treatment or service you have received and feel that a member of our staff or a team deserve to be recognised, we would love to hear from you.”

The People’s Choice Award is for Trust employees who have demonstrated putting the health and social care needs and safety of patient’s first, exceptional care to a patient, client or relative – this may be kindness, professional expertise or expert care which has made a difference in their life. They might be a nurse, doctor, receptionist, domestic, therapist, porter, member of catering staff, secretary or someone else.

The judges will be particularly looking for evidence of:

  • Putting the safety, needs and welfare of service users first
  • Ensuring service users feel valued and cared for
  • Treating service users with respect, dignity and compassion
  • Going above and beyond the call of duty

How to nominate?

You can complete a Nomination Form, available on the Trust’s website:

Email: or Tel: 028 3756 4159 if you would like to receive the form by post.

The closing date is 5.00 pm on Monday 5 March 2018.

The overall winner will be announced on Wednesday 13 June 2018.