Posted 02 May 2018

Shortlist Announced!

The shortlist has now been announced after hundreds of nominations were received for the first ever Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.

33 champions have been shortlisted from almost 400 nominations completed by patients, colleagues and the general public from across Greater Manchester. They include: a GP, a social worker, nurses, carers, volunteers, a support group for fathers and many more.

The shortlist has now been announced after hundreds of nominations were received for the first ever Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.

33 champions have been shortlisted from almost 400 nominations completed by patients, colleagues and the general public from across Greater Manchester. They include: a GP, a social worker, nurses, carers, volunteers, a support group for fathers and many more.

The Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards 2018 are the first in the city-region to recognise members of our paid and unpaid health and care workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester.

The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the body that oversees the area’s £6bn devolved health and social care budget, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Award categories include ‘Outstanding Carer’, ‘Apprentice of the Year’, ‘Dedication to volunteering’ and the ‘People’s Champion’.

All nominations will be considered by a judging panel and the winners announced at a sponsored event in July.

We will be sharing some of the stories of these outstanding champions over the coming weeks.

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said:

“I would like to congratulate every single individual and team that has been nominated for an award. Just to be nominated is a real achievement in itself and is recognition of the difference these people are making in their communities.

“The Champion Awards were introduced to give our health and care workforce the recognition they deserve for going above and beyond, and the number of nominees received demonstrates the wide range of brilliant work taking place across Greater Manchester.

“I would also like to congratulate the 33 outstanding nominees who have been shortlisted. We received so many impressive nominations, making the task of shortlisting extremely difficult for our panel. I would like to wish all 33 nominees the best of luck ahead of the ceremony in July.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: “I am really pleased with the way the people of Greater Manchester have embraced this opportunity to recognise the people who work around the clock to keep our communities well.

“It is fantastic to see such a variation represented in our shortlist. From GPs and nurses to father support groups and home carers – they all play a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. I look forward to meeting all of our outstanding shortlisted nominees at the ceremony in July.”

 

Full list of shortlisted nominees:

Apprentice of the Year:

Mouter Abbass, Bolton Community Practice

Alex Milhench, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Rezwana Raidah, Alvanley Family Practice, Stockport

 

Collaboration:

Greater Manchester Young Carers Board

Salford Workforce Walking Champions, Salford CCG

SWAN Bereavement Squad, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

 

Dedication to Volunteering:

Bill McKenna, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

St Ann’s Hospice Volunteering Team, Manchester

Village Angels, LGBT Foundation

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion:

Maqsood Ahmad, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Emerge 16-17 Community Mental Health Team, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Revive Dental Care

 

Innovation:

Carole Kelly, Jolly Josh, Rochdale

Dadly Does It, Unlimited Potential, Salford & Rochdale

Sow the City, Manchester

 

Leader Across Boundaries

Care Home Facilitators, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jaweedo Idoo, Stockport Neighbourhood Care

The SPICE Group, Future Directions

 

Leader in Supporting Talent Development:

Julie Hoszowskyj, Mary and Joseph House, Manchester

Lisa Hufton, Pennine Care, Rochdale

Melanie Wildman, Royal Oldham Hospital

 

Outstanding Carer:

John Chiocchi, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Pauline Fardon, Rochdale Carers Hub

Elizabeth Stanley, Wraparound Partnership

 

People’s Champion:

Simone Litvaitis, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton

Kathryn Roughley, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Wigan

Willow Wood Hospice, Ashton under Lyne

 

Rising Star:

Ben Andrew, Unlimited Potential, Salford

Sadjo Djalo, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Kealy Wheatcroft, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Bury and Wigan

 

Student of the Year:

Kim Gray, Care and Share Associates

Sophie Kelly, University of Salford

Joshua Strange, University of Manchester