We are delighted to announce that Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in four categories for the WOW! Awards national finals 2014.

The WOW! Awards are the UK’s only national award scheme in recognising excellent customer service based on patient, carer or colleague nominations across private and public organisations. The Trust adopted this initiative in July 2012, so staff who have ‘Gone the Extra mile’ could be recognised. .

Firstly the Trust has been shortlisted in the category Best NHS Trust, as well as three individual categories for staff members; Debbie Edwards - Financial Planning Accountant - Supporting the Front Line, Angela Knapp - Specialist Midwife Antenatal Screening - WOW! You Changed My Life and Maple Ward Team WOW! What a Team.

Director of Workforce Transformation, Louise McKenzie commented, “I want to say huge congratulations to all our staff for their hard work and dedication putting our patients first, which is reflected in our Trust being shortlisted for the Best NHS Trust award, special congratulations go to those individuals and team members who have been shortlisted, and a huge thank you to all our patients who have nominated staff. Recognising individuals and teams at work helps to motivate and invigorate staff leading to increased performance and efficiency.”

The shortlist of finalists will present to a panel of judges in September and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 24th November 2014.

If you feel that you have had an experience that made you say WOW! at Ashford and St Peter’s please take a couple of minutes to fill in a nomination form. Forms can be found around the Trust or can be accessed from the home page of the Ashford and St Peter’s website or via www.thewowawardswebs.co.uk/asph/nominate.


The picture above shows the Maple Ward Team.