26 June 2021

Members of the public are being asked to vote for the winner of the Public Recognition Award in a virtual awards ceremony being held by the Trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, will hold its virtual staff awards on 9 July.

And, after a year like no other, the Trust teamed up with the Shropshire Star to ask members of the public to nominate teams or individuals who have provided outstanding care and an exceptional level of service above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now those nominations have been whittled down to three finalists.

Dr Kevin Eardley

Kevin, a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist (specialist in kidney diseases) has been nominated for his work in ensuring health equality for homeless people.

One nomination read: “Dr Eardley has worked to make sure homeless people’s health issues are on an equal standing as other patients whether in our communities or when needing hospital care.”

Kevin is the driving force behind the annual William Farr Memorial Lecture, which this year focused on issues which impact on the homeless. He is also Major with 202 Field Hospital.


Gill Joseph

Gill is the Matron for Ward 25, Day Surgery Short Stay and Outpatients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. She was nominated by the wife of a patient for being a ‘lifeline’ to her husband while visiting has been suspended because of COVID-19.

The nomination read: “My husband is an inpatient on Ward 25. All staff have been very supportive.

“Gill Joseph has been my lifeline, visiting my husband and updating me. She is such a caring, professional a woman with a kind heart.”


Naomi Parry

Naomi is a midwife based at the Shropshire Women and Children’s Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Her nomination came from a new mum, who said: “Naomi was amazing during my labour. I felt safe and secure to have her as my midwife.

“She made me feel comfortable and confident. Lots of love to her and many thanks for all that she does.”


To vote

Voting couldn’t be easier. To select vote for the person you think should win, visit https://trustawards.co.uk. There you will find the names of the three finalists. Simply select the name of your favourite and press ‘submit’.

Voting is open for one week and closes on Saturday, 3 July 2021.

The winner will be announced at SaTH’s Trust Awards, which are being held virtually on 9 July.