Chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital Patient Panel wins NHS Unsung Hero Award

Health / Tue 2nd Apr 2024 at 10:48am

ANN Nutt, chair of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s (PAHT) Patient Panel, has won an NHS Unsung Hero Award in the category of Individual Volunteer of the Year.

The awards aim to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions of non-clinical and non-medical NHS colleagues and volunteers. 

Ann won the award for her contributions to putting patients at the heart of all the hospital does. She has generously given her time to chair the Patient Panel over the last ten years; The Patient Panel is a group of local people who volunteer their time and skills to work with the hospital on improving the overall experience for patients.

Sharon McNally, chief nurse and deputy chief executive, said: “I’m delighted that Ann has won the NHS Unsung Hero Award, this is testament to her passion and commitment to support our hospital, our patients, their loved ones and the wider NHS. 

“The Patient Panel at PAHT is highly respected both within and outside of the trust and Ann has been at the forefront of its success.

“Ann works tirelessly for the wellbeing of patients; organising conferences to raise awareness of health issues in the local community and collaborates with staff on patient-focused initiatives. She also sits on interview panels and organises celebratory tea parties for patients.

“A huge congratulations Ann and thank you for all that you do.”

Reflecting on her award win, Ann said: “I was surprised and delighted when I heard I had been nominated for the award. I had a mixture of emotions, at first, I was surprised and excited, then nervous, but most of all proud to have made it to the final five nationally.

“I attended the awards evening in Manchester, which was a fantastic evening. There was a mix of celebrations and inspirational talks, including one by Aaron Phipps, Paralympian wheelchair rugby player, who was part of the team who won the gold medal in the 2012 London Paralympics.

“As the awards evening progressed, I was in awe of the winning teams and individuals and their stories. As they read out the finalists in my category, I was not expecting to win – it’s safe to say I was speechless when my name was called out as the winner.

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2 Comments for Chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital Patient Panel wins NHS Unsung Hero Award:

Mr A W Leverett
2024-04-02 12:03:08

Well done Ann. You deserve the recognition for all your hard work helping those seeking treatment from the NHS.

peter linden
2024-04-04 08:41:52

Many congratulations, you should be very proud. 💐💐💐

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