Glouces­ter­shire NHS 70 AWARDS

Gloucestershire Echo - - NHS 70 AWARDS -

health and fam­ily is­sues.

Tina Kuk­stas from the 2gether NHS Foun­da­tion Trust took home the award for Ex­cel­lence in In­no­va­tion .

Tina works hard to en­sure every­one who re­ceives a de­men­tia di­ag­no­sis gets the same sup­port­ing in­for­ma­tion.

Fam­i­lies re­ceive a Liv­ing Well pack where they can find im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion in one place through­out their jour­ney, in­clud­ing fu­ture plan­ning.

The award for Ex­em­plary Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship went to the Your Knife or Your Life team from Staver­ton Am­bu­lance Sta­tion.

The team runs an an­nual in­ter­ac­tive event in Tuf­fley for young peo­ple in­volved in knife crime or con­sid­ered at risk of be­ing so.

The award for Ex­em­plary Ser­vices in the Pro­mo­tion of Equal­ity and Di­ver­sity win­ner was Ha­roon Kado­dia from Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil.

Ha­roon and his team work tire­lessly to re­duce health in­equal­i­ties, work­ing with lo­cal black and eth­nic mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties to in­crease ac­cess to ser­vices, and ed­u­cat­ing providers on giv­ing more cul­tur­ally sen­si­tive and un­der­stand­ing care.

Dr Andy Hamil­ton from Church­down Surgery col­lected the Fu­tures Award.

He is in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of the Glouces­ter City Health In­equal­i­ties Fel­low­ship, en­sur­ing there are GPS based in the in­ner city area to deal with the higher level of clin­i­cal need.

Be­tween the awards, guests at the evening at The Cen­taur, Chel­tenham Ra­ceourse were treated to en­ter­tain­ment from Coady Dance Stu­dio and a per­for­mance by Vic­to­ria New­land of spo­ken word piece called My Can­cer Jour­ney and the NHS.

Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil leader Coun­cil­lor Mark Hawthorne, right, with Ex­em­plary Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship win­ners the Your Knife or Your Life Team from Staver­ton Am­bu­lance Sta­tion

Mar­garet Jane O’con­nor, win­ner of Ex­em­plary Ser­vice in Hospi­tal Ser­vices, with Dr Dawn Harper and Glouces­ter­shire Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust chair Peter Lachecki

Dr Charles Buck­ley is pre­sented with the Ex­em­plary Ser­vice in Pri­mary Care award by Dr Dawn Harper and Dr Andy Sey­mour

Ex­em­plary Ser­vice to Health Im­prove­ment win­ner Kevin Gan­n­away-pitts, right, with Dr Dawn Harper and Coun­cil­lor Roger Wil­son, chair of Glouces­ter­shire Health and Well­be­ing Board

Aoife Price, cen­tre col­lects the Ex­cel­lence in Care Sup­port award from Dr Dawn Harper and Mike Brain, chief ex­ec­u­tive of VCS Al­liance

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