Winners announced - Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards 2015

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A record number of nominations, combined with high-quality submissions and moving stories made this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards an inspiring event. The awards took place this afternoon at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.

The winners were recognised for their outstanding and unique approach to delivering patient care. Dr Kate Granger said, "I am incredibly proud that these awards will create a legacy of celebrating a culture of outstanding compassionate care. This year's winners all demonstrated amazing attributes individually, but with one central feature, a truly person-centred approach to care."

The winners of the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards are:

Individual award winner

Lydia Jackson 
Healthcare Assistant, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Kate Granger said, "Our individual award winner, Lydia Jackson, was chosen as her peers so clearly described the outstanding compassionate care she shows towards her patients every single day, especially in end of life care situations."

Team award winner

Harvey's Gang
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Kate Granger said, "Harvey's Gang won the team award for their fantastically novel approach to involving children in their own care, by taking them on the journey of what happens to their blood tests."

Organisation award winner

The Care Home Ask and Talk (C.H.AaT) volunteer service and Think About Me
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dr Kate Granger said, "C.H.A.aT are our organisation winners because of their dedication towards making sure that every care home resident in their area receives the dignified care they deserve. The citations from people who have interacted with the amazing volunteers were humbling to read." 

NHS Employers chief executive, Daniel Mortimer was at the awards presenting the prizes alongside Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England and also Kate Granger. Daniel said: “These awards epitomise the exceptional care and compassion that is present in our NHS and other healthcare providers. The winners should be incredibly proud of their contribution." 

The Kate Granger Awards

Named after NHS doctor and award-winning blogger Dr Kate Granger, the awards were established by the NHS Employers organisation and NHS England in 2014. Dr Granger chose the three winners from 18 finalists, who had been shortlisted from 98 nominations across the health and care service. 

Kate is known for her #hellomynameis campaign, which has spread throughout the NHS since she launched it via her popular blog and through twitter. The campaign, promotes the importance of clinical staff ensuring they introduce themselves to patients at each contact.

Further information

Download the Kate Granger awards brochure to read about all the finalists and access the awards photographs on Flikr. The individual, team and organisation finalists videos are available on Vimeo, or watch the award highlights.

If you weren't able to attend the event why not listen to some of our short audio interviews with some of the winners, finalists and Kate Granger. 


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