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NHS Unsung Hero Award for Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s volunteer Patient Panel chair Ann Nutt





The chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s (PAHT) Patient Panel has won an NHS Unsung Hero Award.

Ann Nutt was named Individual Volunteer of the Year for her work over the past decade.

She said: “I was surprised and delighted when I heard I had been nominated for the award. I had a mixture of emotions: at first I was surprised and excited, then nervous, but most of all proud to have made it to the final five nationally.

Left, Ann Nutt, chair of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s (PAHT) Patient Panel, receives her NHS Unsung Hero Award in the category of Individual Volunteer of the Year
Left, Ann Nutt, chair of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s (PAHT) Patient Panel, receives her NHS Unsung Hero Award in the category of Individual Volunteer of the Year

“I attended the awards evening in Manchester, which was a fantastic evening. There was a mix of celebrations and inspirational talks, including one by Aaron Phipps, Paralympian wheelchair rugby player, who was part of the team that won the gold medal in the 2012 London Paralympics.

“As the awards evening progressed, I was in awe of the winning teams and individuals and their stories. As they read out the finalists in my category, I was not expecting to win – it’s safe to say I was speechless when my name was called out as the winner.

“Winning the award was such a special moment that I will treasure, especially being able to celebrate with my family in attendance.

“I’m incredibly proud of this achievement and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of working with my team, colleagues at PAHT, patients, visitors and the local community.”

Sharon McNally, PAHT chief nurse and deputy chief executive, said: “I’m delighted that Ann has won. This is a testament to her passion and commitment to support our hospital, our patients, their loved ones and the wider NHS.

“The Patient Panel at PAHT is highly respected both within and outside of the trust and Ann has been at the forefront of its success.

“Ann works tirelessly for the wellbeing of patients; organising conferences to raise awareness of health issues in the local community and collaborates with staff on patient-focused initiatives. She also sits on interview panels and organises celebratory tea parties for patients.

“A huge congratulations, Ann, and thank you for all that you do.”



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