The Golden Hearts Team strives every year to make the judging process as simple and fair as possible. This helps to ensure that the finalists and winners represent the talent and successes we have in our teams and individuals throughout the year at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

After the closing date all nominations are scored by the shortlisting team using a specific criteria, and a shortlist is created for each category. The nominations shortlisted then go through to the judging panel where the final decisions are made as to who the winners of each category are.

The judging panel is made up of the Trust Executive Team, representatives from each Health Group and Directorate, previous Golden Hearts Awards Winners, and patient representatives.