2016 flu fighter awards finalists announced

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22 / 2 / 2016 Midnight

Thank you to everybody that submitted entries to the flu fighter awards, which recognise flu teams' efforts and celebrate their commitment to fighting flu. The standard of entries was exceptional, and we're sorry that more of you couldn't have been shortlisted.

Trusts across England have worked hard in their 2016 flu fighter campaigns to vaccinate frontline staff to protect themselves, family and patients. Those shortlisted for the awards are:

Congratulations to the shortlisted candidates! 

Best flu fighter team 

  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

flu fighter champion 

  • Alder Hey Hospital 
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • London Ambulance Service NHS Trust 
  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

#flufighter - digital and social media award 

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust 
  • Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 

Innovative flu fighter campaign 

  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust 
  • Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Trust 
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust 

Most improved flu fighter campaign 

  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

flu fighter carers' award

  • Day Lewis Pharmacy
  • Boots Pharmacy in Burnham-on-Sea
  • Prestwood Pharmacy
  • Cray Hill Pharmacy

Best residential care flu fighter award

  • East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield
  • Liberty House Care Homes
  • St Mark's Care Home
The quality of the candidates was really high this year and shortlisting has been an extremely difficult task for flu fighter so if your were not selected do not be discouraged.

The winners will be announced at the flu fighter award ceremony on 22 March, at Horizon in Leeds, by invitation only. 

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