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Nominate your NHS heroes as the Croydon Stars Awards return following the COVID-19 pandemic

Nominations are now open to nominate your NHS ‘Star of the Year’ as part of the Croydon Stars Awards, the annual celebration of over 4,000 NHS heroes working for and with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

Marking its return for the first time since 2019, this year's event promises to be an unforgettable evening, recognising the incredible day-to-day efforts of NHS staff and highlighting the heroic actions of those working on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Croydon locals are invited to nominate their very own 'Star of the Year' in a highly coveted category which celebrates health workers, who individually or as part of a team, have demonstrated incredible kindness, compassion and dedication to care for people in one of London’s largest boroughs.  

Nominees could work in either Croydon University Hospital or Purley War Memorial Hospital, or one of the Trust’s many community NHS services within the borough, and should have made a significant and memorable difference to the life and experience of a local NHS patient and/or their family. 

Matthew Kershaw, Trust Chief Executive and Place-Based Leader for Health in Croydon said: 

“Our teams help thousands of people every day and our annual ‘Croydon Stars’ staff awards event is just one way that we can recognises and thank our incredible NHS staff for their dedication and commitment.  

“The awards are an integral part of our celebrations for staff and they’ve never been more important. Over the last two years, our NHS teams have been working tirelessly on the frontline and behind the scenes to respond to the biggest health crisis the NHS has ever faced. These awards give us the opportunity to shine a light on the outstanding work of our colleagues, the backbone of our Trust, and allows them to be proud of what they have achieved. The ‘Star of the Year’ accolade – our flagship award - gives Croydon residents the chance to recognise those who deliver care in our community, giving them the opportunity to tell their story and thank their care-givers."

Members of the public can nominate any staff, including doctors, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, pharmacists, radiographers or any other member of our clinical teams. You can also shine a light on members of non-clinical teams, from porters and domestics through to administration staff and catering colleagues. The award is also open for teams, who have worked together to provide exceptional care for people in our borough.  

Nominations can be made individually by a patient or service user at the Trust, or on behalf of our patients by their family, friends or carers and all finalists will be celebrated at a special ceremony in November. 

To nominate your ‘Star of the Year’ visit the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust website and fill out the simple online form. Alternatively email chs.comms@nhs.net with your name, the name of your nominee, the team they work in and your reasons for nominating.  

Nominations for the Croydon Stars must close on 26 July. 

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