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At St Paul’s we’re very pleased to report that we have recently been shortlisted for three awards.

Some of the staff at St Paul’s Eye UnitFirst was the Make A Difference Awards which celebrate the contribution that employees have made to the hospital trust. Consultant Mr Mark Batterbury was nominated in the Patients’ Choice category by gold medal winning Paralympian, Stephanie Slater, who required a corneal transplant. You can read more about why Stephanie nominated Mr Batterbury, and vote for him yourself, on the Make A Difference website.

Mr Batterbury was also involved in another shortlisted application, this time in the scheduled care category. He was one of a group of staff from across the hospital and beyond who successfully pooled their efforts to treat a lady with learning difficulties who required eye surgery. This was a complex team effort involving the Learning Disability team, Community Learning, theatre and ward staff, admin staff, Wavertree Bungalow and North West Ambulance Service, but the outcome for the patient and her family has made it all worth it.

Then this week we were nominated for the Macular Society’s Award for Excellence. We’re very grateful to former Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Roger Johnston, for nominating us in the Best Clinical Practice category. Roger was treated at our Clinical Eye Research Centre which both trials and administers the very latest sight saving treatments. He was so impressed with the care given to him and all patients at the centre that he not only nominated us for this award but was also instrumental in having the Freedom of the City bestowed on St Paul’s.

"Throughout my treatment the staff at St Paul’s have been incredible, and I really feel that I have received five star treatment from world class professionals."

Roger Johnston, patient

We’re truly grateful for the nominations from our patients. The award ceremonies are on 22nd and 16th September respectively.