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Nominate your healthcare heroes for a Blue Shield Award!

Published: 3 November 2015

Nominations are now open to recognise the hard work and dedication of health and social care staff across Torbay and Southern Devon.

The Blue Shield Awards, organised by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, are held annually to celebrate the people who go above and beyond in their role and help to make a real difference to health and social care.

There are a total of seven categories within the awards including individual, team, partnership, innovation and research, volunteer, and lifetime achievement.

Mairead McAlinden, Chief Executive of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Staff work extremely hard to ensure that everyone who comes into our care receives the highest quality of service, with many going above and beyond the call of duty in their role each and every day.

“The Blue Shield Awards are about recognising the people who make a real difference in health and social care, as well as sharing and celebrating some of the many success stories about the great work that takes place in healthcare across Torbay and Southern Devon.

“If you know of a member of staff, a team or a volunteer who is worthy of an award, I would encourage you to find out more and nominate!”

Nomination forms can be downloaded via or you can pick up a form at Torbay Hospital or your local community hospital. Alternatively, you can contact Amelia Hall or 01803 210506 to be sent a nomination form.

The deadline for nominations to be received is Monday 30 November 2015. The winners of the Blue Shield Awards 2016 will be announced at an award ceremony in March.