By Megan Fisher

WINCHESTER hospital staff were among over 80 winners at this year’s Wow! Awards.

Healthcare professionals at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital were rewarded for outstanding customer service, giving patients and other staff the chance to thank them.

Hampshire Hospitals chairman Elizabeth Padmore said: “I am so pleased to celebrate this recognition of our wonderful staff. The fact that members of the public and other colleagues take the time to say thank you through a Wow! nomination is just wonderful.”

Winchester ward sister Katie Bolton was praised for her innovation in setting up a service for women who have miscarried.

The McGill Assessment Unit was also nominated. Medical assistant Melanie Ford said: “Our nomination came from a patient’s family. Although we think we are just doing our job, it’s always nice to get a thank you. It means a lot to us.”

Hampshire Hospitals was nominated for Best NHS Trust.