PATIENTS and relatives can nominate Salisbury District Hospital staff for excellent care.

Individual members of hospital staff, or teams, can be put forward for the Salisbury Hospital League of Friends Customer Care Award.

Customer Care is one of a number of categories in Salisbury NHS Foundations Trust’s overall Striving for Excellence Awards, which is also sponsored by the League of Friends for 2017.

The award focuses on staff who have delivered their care in a friendly and welcoming way or who have gone an extra mile to help people.

Cara Charles-Barks, chief executive for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “Each week I see amazing things that our staff do for our patients and they continue to provide the inspiration and drive that makes the health service what it is today.

"The way our staff treat people plays a crucial role in the overall care we provide and can have a significant impact on our patient’s experience.

“I’m sure that many of our patients, relatives and carers will have their own personal experiences and stories of where our staff have gone that extra mile to help.

"The Salisbury Hospital League of Friends Customer Care Awards give them an ideal opportunity to nominate an individual or team and recognise the enormous contribution they make to our hospital and the local community.”

David Stratton, chairman of Salisbury Hospital League of Friends said: “We have given additional support to local health services for over 60 years and we’re proud of our continuing association with Salisbury District Hospital, its services and the staff that make the hospital what it is today.

"There is a link between the professionalism and commitment of NHS staff and the quality of care they give to patients and we are delighted to be able to support these awards and acknowledge all that they do for our local health service. ”

Nomination forms can be completed online at and paper copies can be picked up on wards and in outpatient areas.

Nominations close on November 30 and the winners will be announced following the Striving for Excellence Awards on February 2, 2018.