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Paget's People Awards 2022


Our annual Paget’s People Awards ceremony will take place in October 2022 and we’re asking you to nominate teams and members of staff at the hospital now if you think they deserve some recognition. 

Nominate Now 2022

The awards aim to recognise some of the outstanding contributions by our staff and we need your help to make sure their efforts are celebrated. 

We’re looking to highlight staff, teams, apprentices and volunteers who have made a significant difference to patients or provided support to colleagues over the past year. 

We want to acknowledge the best of the best, who have gone above the requirements of their role to offer quality care to those at our hospital and to assist those working with them. 

If you’ve been a patient in the James Paget University Hospital over the past year and were particularly impressed with a team or individual then we want to hear from you. 

If a member of staff made your stay, or a friend or a relatives’ stay, more comfortable by doing something particularly special, or if you received exceptional service during an outpatient appointment and you’d like to see a staff member recognised for their efforts, then this is your opportunity. 

Alternatively it could be that you work at the hospital and want to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of a colleague who has gone out of their way to improve patient care or who may have done something particularly supportive to help others.

The 2022 Paget’s People Awards will celebrate dedication, innovation, professionalism, courtesy, caring and leadership, with 12 categories where nominations can be made including Ward of the Year, Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and the Inspiration Award.

Among the categories are the EDP Gold ‘Patient Choice’ Award, which is reserved solely for patients, relatives or carers to thank an individual or team who have made a real difference to their or a loved one’s care and, new for 2022, the Fundraiser of the Year Award, which will recognise a team or individual at our hospital who has worked to raise money for our charity.

Two other awards - the Governors’ Award for Outstanding Service and the Chair and Chief Executive Commendations – are made at the discretion of the Governors, Chair and Chief Executive, so these categories are not open for public nominations.

New James Paget Chief Executive Jo Segasby, who is launching the awards today on her first day in her new role, said she had seen how exceptional the team was during her time as Chief Operating Officer.

“Our staff have been working incredibly hard in what have been extremely challenging circumstances over the past year and we want to thank everyone for their contribution.

“Many teams and departments have excelled, finding new ways of working, adapting to changes and being flexible to support colleagues, all while caring for an increasing number of patients, and there are many examples of exceptional dedication and innovation.

“Our annual awards ceremony aims to recognise some of these efforts and if you know someone at our hospital who really deserves an award please make a nomination for them.”

The award categories are as follows:

  • Ward of the Year
  • Team of the Year - Clinical
  • Team of the Year - Non-Clinical
  • Employee of the Year
  • Individual of the Year - Clinical
  • Individual of the Year - Non-Clinical
  • Inspiration Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • EDP Gold ‘Patient Choice’ Award
  • Partnership Working Award
  • Fundraiser of the Year

The closing date for nominations in the 12 categories open for public voting is Tuesday 31 May 2022.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Friday 7 October.

If you would like to nominate a member of staff, team or department, nomination forms are available from the James Paget University Hospital main reception desk or online.

You can complete an online electronic form here, or download and print one to fill in – please see below for the form. Completed forms can be sent via the post to: Anne-Marie Breach, Communications and Digital Media Officer, Communications Office, James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 6LA, or you can email it to: or drop it into a Paget’s People Awards post box at the hospital front reception desk.