The Unsung Hero Awards team visited The Christie in South Manchester recently.
Our visit was brilliantly co-ordinated by the head of HR Rebecca Patel, who ensured we met all sorts of interesting people and got the chance to tell them how to nominate their heroes.
Like our visit to Alder Hey earlier in the month, we chatted with patients, relatives and medical and non-medical staff.
The visit gave us the chance to find out just how many different roles non-medical members of staff can have.
In fact, look out for a future blog where we interview Marguerita Gallagher (pictured below, left) from The Christie Cancer Information Centre and learn all about her work as a wedding planner for patients at The Christie.
We were pleased to see so many members of the public, as well as members of staff, wanting to know more about who we are and what we do.
Word is certainly getting around that the Unsung Hero Awards is the national award to nominate and be nominated in if you work in a non-medical role within the NHS.
The atmosphere at The Christie was buzzing with positive energy and we met lots of potential Unsung Heroes! What stood out was how knowledgeable staff were on their award-winning facilities and departments. Many staff members also praised The Christie on what a truly great place it was to work.
The Christie visit was part of our ongoing 'Trust tour', which continues to promote the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards to as many Trusts and members of the NHS as possible.
We came away from our visit with even more enthusiasm for this state-of-the-art hospital and for the friendly, professional and truly caring individuals who work and volunteer there.
To nominate a non-medical individual or team for the 2019 Awards please click here.
Written by Laura Tomlinson, Relationship Manager at the Unsung Hero Awards.