Nine reasons you should nominate your hospice for the Hospice UK Awards

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Nine reasons you should nominate your hospice for the Hospice UK Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Hospice UK Awards close this Friday. Eleanor McConnell, Hospice UK’s Communications Officer, outlines it’s important to apply.

Hospice UK’s awards celebrate the innovative work and people in hospices and palliative care organisations across the UK, and there are eight categories open for nomination. Here are nine reasons why you should get nominating:

Because you are worth it!

Hospices are open 365 days a year, during which they care for hundreds of thousands of patients. When you do it every day, it can be easy to lose sight of how extraordinary the work you do is, and how much difference you make to the families you support. Our awards are a great affirmation of the value and importance of hospice care.

Your hospice can have a national platform.

Our awards recognise hospices and palliative care organisations from all across the UK. It is a great opportunity to bring attention to the specific needs and focuses of your local community.

It shows that you value innovation and are a driving force in the palliative care sector.

Our awards are all themed around innovation, and seek to recognise truly pioneering projects. This is a chance to establish your organisation as a leader – not just in the palliative care sector, but in the health sector more broadly.

We want to celebrate your unsung heroes.

You know better than anyone that it is the hard work and dedication of your staff that makes your care what it is. Our awards can recognise those individuals who have truly gone the extra mile, either with our awards for Volunteer and Volunteer Gardener of the Year, or with our new Oustanding Hospice Team Award, kindly sponsored by Towergate Insurance.

It is motivational.

Winning an award will definitely inspire others in your organisation, and will be great for their morale, but it will have the benefit of inspiring other organisations too. We always include information about what it is that made specific projects stand out to us so much – your work could inspire more hospices to develop groundbreaking projects, improve the quality of care, and ensure access to palliative care for everyone who needs it.

Put your hospice on the map.

Our awards will provide valuable public relations opportunities for winning hospices to publicise their success.

It is free to nominate.

You just have to be a member or subscriber of Hospice UK (with the exception of the Towergate Hospice of the Year Award, which is open only to member hospices, and the Dying Matters Award, which is open to any registered Dying Matters events that took place in May 2018.)

You will not have to pay to attend your ceremony.

The awards will be presented at our national conference dinner, Transforming Palliative Care. All winners will receive an engraved trophy, a free place at the dinner, a one-day free conference place, and a night’s free accommodation at our venue in Telford.

It is easy!

You just have to complete a short form, and all the information you need to submit a nomination is available on our website

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