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Getahun collects star award
23 June 2021

Sheffield Children’s patients and their families who have received treatment during 2020 are being encouraged to make a nomination for the Children’s Star Award 2021.

The Children’s Star Award is a publicly nominated award which is received by one team and one individual at the Sheffield Children’s Star Awards – a celebration event for people who work at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to recognise their outstanding work.

The Star Awards have been running for ten years. Last year the awards were held virtually for the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 awards will also be celebrated online.

Last year, Getahun Tamrat, a member of the domestic team, won the individual Children’s star award. He was nominated as “The most genuinely kind hearted person I’ve ever met”.

One person who nominated Getahun said, “He told them (the children) inspirational stories about how he came from an orphanage in Ethiopia and how they could do anything they wished if they tried hard. He turned tears into smiles and even cheered the parents and staff up.”

The “World class” staff in the Eye Department who “no matter what has happened they always greet us with a smile and bend over backwards to help us” were awarded the team Children’s Star award for their work for young patients with cataracts and supporting them through treatment from an early age.

Nominations close on July 23 2021. Nominate at

Winners will be announced at the virtual ceremony later this year.

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