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Who's your NHS Winter Hero?

Posted on Thursday 7th February 2013
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After six members of staff and one team from North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust were named as NHS Heroes last year, the nominations are open again for your NHS Winter Hero.

NHS Heroes is an opportunity for anyone to nominate and honour staff members and teams who have shown exceptional compassion, kindness and skill above and beyond the call of everyday duty – giving healthcare at its very best. Patients, their families and friends, work colleagues and professional peers can all nominate their personal NHS Heroes.

An NHS Hero spokesperson said: “This winter we have seen just how inspirational our NHS staff are, it is because of their determination and spirit that patients have continued to be able to access the care they need. With an organisation as large as the NHS it can be difficult for members of the public to show their appreciation for the care they have received – NHS Heroes is their chance to do this.”

Staff at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven who are nominated for the honour will receive a NHS Heroes certificate from Interim Chief Executive, Ann Farrar, to mark their achievement.

Ann said: “I applaud initiatives such as NHS Heroes which give people the opportunity to reward members of staff from any department who have contributed to their positive experience in our hospitals.”

Visit for more information or to nominate an NHS employee. Nominations will close on 28 February 2013.