Oxford Mail: oxford mail hospital heroes banner 2013 To celebrate the sterling work done by our National Health Service workers, the Oxford Mail has teamed up with the Oxford University Hospitals Trust to celebrate the staff at our hospitals who made a difference. To nominate your Hospital Hero please click on the navigation bar above.

These medics have changed my life, says grateful mum

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 18th August 2014

FOR Anne Wiggins, the two medics who have cared for her over the past 21 years are her Hospital Heroes.

Hospital Heroes: Cyclist nominates surgeon who got him back in saddle

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

LEE Sweetlove is back on his bike thanks to a city surgeon he is nominating for our Hospital Hero awards.

Tom gives the thumbs up to his own hospital hero

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG patient Tom Perry has given the thumbs up to the nurse who cared for his injured big digit for our Hospital Heroes award campaign.

It's time to nominate your hospital heroes

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Around 11,000 people work in our hospitals in Oxfordshire – from doctors, nurses and other frontline staff to voluntary helpers and people in behind-the-scenes roles who make a huge difference to patients and their families.

Special night honours caring and compassion

Oxford Mail: The John Radcliffe Hospital’s gastroenterology ward 5F team.

12:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

SURGEONS, nurses and hospital cleaners are among staff being celebrated at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock tonight.

Special night honours individual heroes

Oxford Mail: Nurse Sarah Jackson, from the John Radcliffe Hospital’s plastic surgery department.

5:56pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

SURGEONS, nurses and hospital cleaners are among staff being celebrated at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock tonight.

‘Sobell is more like a home than a hospice’

Oxford Mail: Clinical leader Mary Miller, fourth from left, and colleagues at Sobell House. Picture: OX63597 Ed Nix

2:00pm Friday 22nd November 2013

FROM the wards to the waiting rooms of Oxfordshire’s hospitals, finalists have been picked for the Hospital Heroes awards. A total of five individuals and five teams have been shortlisted in the running for Oxford Mail’s Hospital Hero. The awards were launched for the first time this year to recognise the work of staff across Oxfordshire’s NHS hospitals for more than six decades. Tom Jennings talks to Donna Cassettari, who nominated the final team to be short-listed, Sobell House. The winners will be announced at a Blenheim Palace reception next Thursday, November 28

More finalists vying for NHS awards

Oxford Mail: Rowena Pearce, centre, advanced nurse practitioner for children with disability, pictured with, left, Nina Lawson and Jon-Paul, four, and Nicole Marsh and James, eight months. Picture: OX63442 Antony Moore

3:00pm Thursday 21st November 2013


Lifesavers fully deserve places among finalists

Oxford Mail: Dr Chris Winnearls and Allie Thornley, front right, with colleagues in the renal unit at the Churchill Hospital, Headington. Picture: OX63423 Damian Halliwell

3:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

HEROES and heroines of Oxfordshire’s hospitals have been named and nominated for the Oxford Mail Hospital Hero awards. Four of our 10 finalists, five teams and five individuals, have already been revealed. Today Katriona Ormiston finds out about the fifth and sixth finalists being heralded for their work. They are the staff at the Churchill Hospital renal unit and John Radcliffe Hospital heart specialist Dr Tim Betts. The awards were launched for the first time this year to recognise their care for patients above and beyond the call of duty. The winners will be announced at Blenheim Palace on Thursday, November 28.

HOSPITAL HEROES: ‘Incredible unit got us through it’

Oxford Mail: Alexandra and Nick Williams      Picture: OX60462 Denis Kennedy

3:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

DIALLING 999 last year, Alexandra Williams didn’t know if her husband would survive.

M&S worker comes 'back from the dead' to honour medics

Oxford Mail: Simon Cruden is nominating his heroes. Picture: OX60407 David Fleming

12:00pm Friday 12th July 2013

FIVE months ago, Simon Cruden’s family gathered around his hospital bed and were told to fear the worst.

OXFORD MAIL HOSPITAL HEROES: Tell us who you think should win awards

Oxford Mail: Sir Jonathan Michael

12:10pm Friday 5th July 2013

AS the NHS celebrates its 65th birthday today, the Oxford Mail and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust have teamed up to find your hospital heroes.

OXFORD MAIL HOSPITAL HEROES: Proud of a caring role

Oxford Mail: Ria Betteridge

12:00pm Friday 5th July 2013

ONE woman who embodies the care and dedication of NHS staff is Ria Betteridge, last year’s Nurse of the Year for the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

OXFORD MAIL HOSPITAL HEROES: Oxford woman's life dedicated to nursing those in need

Oxford Mail: From left, Anna Woolcott, 22, Elspeth Woolcott, and Clare Woolcott, 48           Picture: OX59936 David Fleming

12:00pm Friday 5th July 2013

FOR 58 years, Elspeth Woolcott dedicated her life to nursing.

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