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Celebrating the unsung hospital heroes

It’s time to celebrate the unsung hospital heroes who go the extra mile to give their patients the best possible care.

On Tuesday 18 November, the Daily Echo launched its Hospital Heroes campaign to celebrate the dedication of staff who work tirelessly in Southampton hospitals.

Once again the local newspaper have teamed up with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation (UHS) to track down those who bring a smile to those suffering.

Whether it is a doctor who has done their utmost to put you at ease, a nurse who kept your spirits up or a receptionist who kept you calm in a tough situation, we want to hear about them!

Daily Echo readers can nominate anyone employed by the trust, which runs Southampton General Hospital, the Princess Anne Hospital and Countess Mountbatten House, as well as some services at the Royal South Hants Hospital.

The 2013/14 winner was Gemma Pearson, a nurse on Bramshaw ward at Princess Anne Hospital, who was nominated by one of her patients, Caroline Atrill.

Gemma supported Caroline through her treatment after having a cyst removed and also inspired her to change careers and go into the care profession.

Nominations are open until January 9 and will be featured in the Daily Echo during the coming weeks. Nominations must refer to treatment or care which took place in 2014.

The winner of the Daily Echo Hospital Hero award will be presented with their award and prize at a ceremony in March. Further awards will be given out by UHS including team of the year, and employee of the year.

Further information can be found on the Daily Echo website - search 'Hospital Heroes'

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