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Doncaster Chamber to Honour Local NHS Heroes

As part of the annual Doncaster Business Awards, a highlight in the region’s business calendar now for over two decades, the NHS heroes who have cared for and worked to save the lives of residents in the region will be honoured.

The Chamber has teamed up with sponsors ORB Recruitment to honour, recognise and celebrate the exceptional work of NHS staff throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Honouring their selflessness, devotion, dedication and care, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce will champion the unsung heroes.

Introducing four NHS Recognition Awards for 2020/21, voting will be held internally at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust.

NHS heroes are not just doctors and nurses, but the staff who support them, the fundraisers and volunteers too, and their unique contribution will also be celebrated at the awards.

Suzy Brain England OBE, Chair of the Board at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) said, “This pandemic has been an extraordinary event in the history of the NHS. I am pleased and proud to have seen the response of our loyal and skilled NHS employees.

“Every part of our health service has rallied to protect patients and save lives. It is marvellous that the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and its members are now thanking this amazing effort from our NHS Team. Thank you.”

The awards, which typically take place in December and have been rescheduled for March 2021 due to the pandemic, will provide the opportunity to honour both the NHS and the business heroes in the region as leaders and the business community have kept the economy moving against a backdrop of increasing pressure.

The Four NHS Recognition Awards

Compassionate Care

This award will be presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to deliver outstanding care, having worked in a frontline role delivering care directly to patients.

Unsung Hero
This award will be presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to support the NHS during the height of the crisis.

Outstanding Contribution
This award will be presented to a team who have delivered outstanding direct patient care throughout the challenging times.

Community Hero
This award will be presented to a member of the Community Team who has gone above and beyond to support the delivery of outstanding care during challenging times.

Sponsored by ORB Recruitment, the four NHS Awards will be presented for the outstanding contribution to carers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Stewart Olsen, Managing Director of ORB said, “Having supported the healthcare industry throughout the pandemic and understanding just how much our NHS workers give back each and every day, both myself and the team at ORB Recruitment are proud to sponsor the chamber awards in recognition of the NHS and the staff who sacrifice so much to care for our communities. It is a real honour for us to be involved and I would like to take this opportunity to show our thanks and gratitude to all our key workers throughout this period.”

Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), said, “I want to thank the Chamber for thinking of us. It’s great that our colleagues will be recognised alongside businesses in Doncaster.

“It shows an appreciation of their hard work day in day out, especially this year with the Coronavirus pandemic. I shall look forward to seeing colleagues celebrate their achievements.”

More information about all the awards and how to enter can be found on the Doncaster Chamber website.

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