Nominate your hospital ‘superstars’

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READERS of the Sheffield Telegraph are being given the chance to say ‘thank you’ to NHS staff working with children in the city by nominating their ‘superstars’ for a special award.

The Children’s Star Award and the Sheffield Telegraph will give patients, families and friends the chance to nominate a top team or member of staff at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

It will celebrate staff who have shown outstanding dedication and gone above and beyond the call of duty over the past 12 months.

Last year’s award was won by lead leukaemia sister Tracy Twyman, who is pictured with patient Ellie Thompson and the Children’s Hospital’s mascot, Theo the Bear.

Simon Morritt, chief executive of the trust, said: “We hold the Star Awards annually to thank our staff who work so hard all year round.

“When praise and thanks comes directly from patients and their families it is extra special, and makes this an award we’re delighted to hand out each year. We look forward to receiving your nominations.”

Nominees can be from any of the trust’s centres, which include the Children’s Hospital, The Becton Centre, Centenary House, Flockton House and some children’s health services in schools and the community.

Steven Ned, director of human resources at the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have more than 2,000 staff working for us across Sheffield and many go the extra mile for their patients, showing great dedication every day.

“This is a chance for any family in the city or beyond who has received that extra special care to say thank you.”

To nominate your Children’s Star, email your name, your nomination and reason for nominating to

Nominations close on January 31.