Local health and care heroes among winners of NHS70 awards

Thursday, 12 July 2018 Local health and care heroes among winners of NHS70 awards

Local organisation, Cumbria Health on Call, has been honoured in parliament as a part of a special, one-off IMG_1738.jpgcompetition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, were launched in February to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.

MPs in England were asked to nominate individuals and teams serving their constituents across ten categories. Regional champions were selected in May, with the national winners chosen by a panel of senior leaders representing staff and patients.  There were four regions and one champion selected per award, per region. 

Susan Blakemore, Chief Executive and Hannah Mason, Executive Director of Operations, collected the Award on Wednesday 4th July on behalf of the organisation. 

Susan Blakemore said: “We are delighted to receive Parliamentary Award for Excellence in Primary Care, it is an amazing achievement which recognises the hard work and dedication of the whole CHoC team who provide outstanding and responsive care to the population of Cumbria. This is a fantastic accolade to the NHS here in Cumbria, both within CHoC and all of our partner organisations. We recognise that everyone matters, both those who use our services and those who are part of delivering them.”  

Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, added: “On behalf of the Trust, I’d like to offer a huge congratulations to our partners Cumbria Health on Call (ChoC). It is a fantastic achievement to win a Parliamentary Award and very much deserved. UHMBT work closely with ChoC on a regular basis and we couldn’t be prouder of our partnership and their recognition.”

CHoC were among the ten winners – selected from more than 750 nominations submitted by over 250 MPs – to receive their awards at a ceremony on the Palace of Westminster’s Terrace Pavilion, hosted by Dr Sara Kayat, NHS GP & TV Doctor. Health Select Committee Chair Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP, and the panel of judges collectively representing millions of NHS staff and patients were also on hand to pay tribute to the winners and all those shortlisted.

Find out more about NHS70 celebrations and how to get involved at www.nhs70.nhs.uk.



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