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Making a Difference Awards Banner

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.

The Making a Difference Awards highlight the hard work, compassion and excellence of local NHS staff. They provide an opportunity for staff, patients and visitors to share feedback and say thank you to the NHS heroes who touch, save and improves lives in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Awards are presented each month cumulating in an annual celebration evening in September which celebrates team UHDB.
 

Read about our 2019 Making a Difference Awards evening >

Nominate your staff hero

Have you received great care at Royal Derby Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital or London Road Community Hospital?

Email your nomination to uhdb.employeeawards@nhs.net, 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. You can read about our vision and values here >

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

Making a Difference Winners

Suzie nurse Making a Difference Awards
Suzie honoured with award for showing tremendous compassion to ICU patient and his family

A Royal Derby Hospital nurse has been labelled “a credit to the Intensive Care Unit” for the support she’s shown to a patient and his family since being redeployed back “home&r...

Rob Bradley
"We will always remember Rob and his kindness” - Rob Bradley, Patient Hero Award

Charge Nurse, Rob Bradley, has won our March 2021 Patient Hero Award for providing exceptional care to a patient with Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder.  The dedicated nurse who works a...

Ravi Gandhewar
Hero UHDB Consultant helps save his patient’s eyesight – not once but twice!

A patient who needed separate operations on both of her eyes in the space of three months has thanked the “amazing” Royal Derby Hospital Consultant who helped save her sight. Mr Ravi Ga...

David Rady
Caring and compassionate HCA is thanked for his kind gestures

A Royal Derby Hospital Healthcare Assistant has been recognised for always going above and beyond and providing excellent care and support to patients throughout the pandemic. David Rady was nomina...