Do you know a nurse or a doctor who has made a difference to your life?
Perhaps they changed your life for the better?
People across the Isle of Wight are being asked to nominate an NHS hero to recognise staff that have gone the extra mile in their work.
NHS Heroes allows patients, members of the public and NHS staff alike to nominate their NHS Hero as part of a national recognition scheme.
The scheme was launched by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on the NHS’s 64th birthday last month. Anyone who works within the NHS, an individual or a team, could be nominated an NHS Hero.
Karen Baker, Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is calling for local patients, members of the public, their families and carers, along with NHS staff, to nominate their NHS Hero.
Karen said: "I know that NHS staff at all levels and in all disciplines here on the Island are extremely dedicated, compassionate professionals who save lives and guide people through illness and injury every day, whether directly as clinicians, or indirectly as support and managerial staff."
"An NHS Hero could be nominated for all kinds of reasons and it’s often the smallest most considerate things that go beyond expectation. A large proportion of staff go above and beyond the call of duty to make life as simple and enjoyable as possible for patients and their families, and I want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve, and your support is vital by nominating your hero."
To nominate your NHS Hero visit www.nhsheroes.com
Nominations must be submitted by 21st September 2012.