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.
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.