People are being encouraged to put forward names for upcoming health awards.

They can nominate any member of staff, team or volunteer from the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust's sites who have gone above and beyond in their care for patients.

They will be in with a chance of winning at The Patient First Star Awards 2024, which celebrate those who have not just improved but also innovated the care process.

This year, there will be awards in 13 categories that focus on the trust's core values, including communication, compassion, inclusion, respect, teamwork and professionalism.

The trust is also looking for "hospital hero" and "volunteer of the year".

Nominations can be made at

Dr George Findlay, chief executive at UHSussex, said: "After receiving over 1,100 nominations last year and hearing some incredible stories across the whole trust I’m looking forward to hearing even more about our fantastic colleagues who go above and beyond in their roles.

"The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers throughout the past year and to share their excellent achievements.”

The deadline for nominations is March 10.