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Hospital GEM Awards Nominations

Dorset County Hospital is calling for nominations for its annual staff awards – The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Awards.

The GEM Awards scheme recognises outstanding members of staff, volunteers and teams who have exceeded what is expected of them in terms of performance, effort and attitude.

Nominations can be made by members of staff, volunteers, patients, their families and friends, members of the public and employees of organisations the hospital works in partnership with.

Any member of staff, volunteer, student or apprentice can be nominated, wherever they work in the hospital. This year there are nine categories:

  • Chairman’s Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Patient Choice Award
  • Patient Safety Award
  • Student/Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Team of the Year Award
  • Volunteer Award​​

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in June, which will also include a celebration of staff receiving their 25 year NHS Long Service Award.

For full details on how to nominate, the award categories and a link to the online nomination form please visit the hospital’s website:


Nomination forms can also be requested from Melody Collister, HR Administrator on 01305 254622 or melody.collister@dchft.nhs.uk

The deadline for nominations is 5pm, 20 March 2019.

Photo of 2018 GEM Awards

2018 Gem Awards