Nick Evans is a porter with the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. He’s also a life-saver.
Nick was outside the hospital when a couple arriving to visit a relative realised their seven week old baby had stopped breathing. Nick immediately began CPR until teams from the hospital’s emergency department took over.
His was just one of the amazing stories which were heard at the Trust’s Values in Practice Awards on September 13 in Telford, which celebrated the wonderful contributions made to patient care and experience by staff and volunteers.
I was delighted to be the evening’s host for the Trust, working with the fabulous events and production company Yarrington. And I was also privileged to be able to see and hear first hand about those on the front line, and behind the scenes, who go the extra mile for the 500,000 people SaTH looks after each year.
We’re a team of mostly journalists here at Be Bold Media. We’re no strangers to the power of a good story, we tell them on behalf of our clients every day. But what struck me most about Friday night was that all too often, the stories of the every day thoughts and deeds which make a real difference are not told.
So we’re going to try to do that more often from now on.
In a world where celebrity news and Brexit take the lion’s share of the headlines; where Kim Kardashian breaks the internet with a photo and where fake news claims dominate the Twittersphere, we’d like to share more real stories of everyday people who make us smile, go above and beyond or simply do the right thing.
If you see any, flag them up won’t you? Feel free to send me a link via DM on here, tag us in your post or tweet them to us @beboldpr and use the hashtag #realstories. Or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.