Dorset County Hospital opens Going the Extra Mile Awards 2021


NOMINATIONS are now open for awards recognizing the extra effort of staff, teams and volunteers at a Dorset hospital.

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) has opened nominations for its annual Going the Extra Mile (GEM) awards which aim to recognize and congratulate those who have gone beyond what is expected of them in an attempt to do the difference in people’s lives.

The GEM Awards 2021 will be an evening of celebration to honor the dedication and commitment of staff and volunteers who colleagues, patients, friends and family believe have made a difference throughout the pandemic.

The awards night, to be held in November, will also recognize staff members receiving their 25-year NHS Long Service Award.

Trust Chairman Mark Addison said: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we unfortunately had to cancel the GEM Awards 2020, so we are really looking forward to hosting them again this year.

“It’s been a year and a half like no other and we are incredibly proud of all of our wonderful staff for working under such demanding circumstances.

“The GEM Awards are a great opportunity to recognize and thank our staff and volunteers for all they do for our trust and our patients, so I encourage all of you to name the people and / or teams who made a difference. lasting impression. ”

The deadline to submit an application is September 10 at 5 p.m. For more information on the award categories and to make a nomination, visit


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