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Nominate your staff hero

Have you received great care at Royal Debry Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital or London Road Community Hospital? Email your nomination to, please include the nominees name, work place and short summary explaining why you think they deserve an award.

How does it work?

Every month nominations are received and reviewed by a judging panel who choose a winner for each category.

Entries are judged against a criteria which is linked to our vision and values.

Winners are presented with a pin badge and certificate in their workplace surrounded by colleagues to congratulate them for their success.

Once a year the Trust hosts a large awards ceremony and formal dinner where 14 awards are presented to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams from Team UHDB who have gone above and beyond to either directly or indirectly provide exceptional care to our patients.

Making a Difference Winners

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Patient Heroes Lauren and Libby

Two UHDB colleagues on a Royal Derby Hospital ward have been thanked by the family of one of our patients for providing their loved one with “outstanding care”. Lauren Smith and Libby&n...

Thomas receiving Making a Difference Award
Lichfield nurse receives Excellent Employee award

A Lichfield nurse has received a special award for making it his mission to teach, support and guide newly qualified nurses. Thomas Veluthvadathu is a staff nurse working on Anna Ward at Samue...

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Labour Ward win Patient Hero Award

Our Labour Ward team at Royal Derby Hospital were presented with the ‘Patient Hero Award’ as a thanks for their excellent bedside manner and kindness....

Compassionate midwives honoured

Our Derby and Burton Bereavement Midwives have been recognised for their caring work after being awarded our Making a Difference “Chief Executive” Award....