In the week marking 74 years of the NHS, South West health and care heroes are also celebrating national recognition for their care and commitment after MPs nominated them for the 2022 NHS Parliamentary Awards.
Regional winners for the 2022 awards were named in June and at the ceremony in London on 6 July, three of the south west’s health and care teams also became national winners of the awards.
Among them from our Trust were Tim Allen and Hannah Rogers, Admiral Nurses, who scooped the award in the national Nursing and Midwifery category – going up against strong competition from across the country.
They were recognised by the national judging panel, chaired by Professor Stephen Powis, national Medical Director for the NHS, and chosen from 70 regional winners from the seven regions of England.
Tim and Hannah were presented with the NHS Parliamentary Award for their commitment and dedication to hundreds of patients, families, friends and carers every year who are affected by dementia, and for their ongoing work to improve the services we provide to patients in hospital and across the community.
Kevin McNamara, Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Tim and Hannah have been recognised nationally, in the NHS Parliamentary Awards, for their work to support hundreds of patients, families and carers affected by dementia.
“Tim and Hannah made up the first national Admiral Nursing service to operate across both hospital and community settings, and the support and dedication they provide to every patient is inspiring.
“They’ve worked exceptionally hard to make our services more dementia-friendly, and have even taken on personal challenges to raise money for the Brighter Futures Dementia Appeal.
“This award is richly deserved, and an absolute testament to Hannah and Tim’s incredible attitudes towards continuously improving the care we provide.”
Sue Doheny, Regional Chief Nurse for NHS England South West, added: “I would like to congratulate the winners and highly commended from our region.
“Their determination to offer the very best quality of care and respect for people living in the South West is not only humbling but also inspirational especially in the week we celebrate the NHS’s 74th birthday.”
In a tweet, South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, who nominated the pair, posted: “Congratulations! Hannah Rogers and Tim Allen on winning a National Award for your work helping people with dementia. Very well deserved! We are all very proud of you here in Swindon!”
A huge congratulations from all your colleagues across the Trust.