Doctor Sanjeev Sharma has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight’s Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust Time To Shine Awards.
Tributes and congratulations are already pouring in for the popular medical figure, who during his career “touched the lives of so many”.
Dr Sharma has been an expert in Obstetrics And Gynaecology at both Southport Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital for nearly 30 years.
He was presented with his award by Executive Director Dr Kate Clarke.
Tonight has seen several deserved awards given to local NHS workers, after what has been an incredibly challenging year for all concerned, and at a time when another Covid wave – this time fuelled by the Omicron variant – is growing.
This is the 12th time the Time To Shine Awards has taken place.
A Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust spokesperson said: “According to fellow obstetrician, Kevin Thomas, ‘Mr Sharma is a truly special, kind-hearted, gentle man who during his career touched the lives of so many’. Congratulations.”
People were quick to offer their congratulations on social media.
Consultant in Palliative Medicine Anthony Thompson tweeted: “This wonderful man was a colleague when I was a GP in Southport in a previous career, and delivered our first son and provided antenatal care to our twins. I would love to say another thank you to him. Humble and very kind.”
Clinical Educator in Critical Care Mel Pinnington tweeted: “Well deserved award to a wonderful gentleman.”
Rachel Cassidy tweeted: “They don’t come any kinder or more special then Mr Sharma. Well deserved.”
Lead Nurse End of Life & Bereavement Care Jackie Brunton tweeted: “Congratulations – a true gentleman. I will never forget his kindness to me during my time at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust.”
Emergency Care Matron June Lawson tweeted: “A true gentleman and very well deserved.”
Patients and their families were being invited to nominate a member of staff or team from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust as this year’s People’s Health Hero in the organisation’s 12th annual Time to Shine staff awards.
Chief Executive Trish-Armstrong-Childs said: “Everyone has worked tirelessly in very challenging circumstances this year and I know our community will want to thank them all.”