Organisers have released details of the finalists for the Solihull Together 2017 Awards and the Trust is well represented once again.
Now in their third year, the Awards attracted over 100 nominations celebrating the dedication of Solihull residents, health and care professionals and local organisations who provide outstanding care and support to adults in the borough.
Winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony which will be held at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull on the afternoon of Friday 31 March. Tickets are available from www.solihulltogether.co.uk
Among the nominations from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are the dermatology department at Solihull Hospital and the Trust’s Solihull Community Respiratory Team which are both up for Care Team of the Year.
The Trust also has two nominations in the Collaborative Working category – the Geriatric Optimisation and Liaison Service before Surgery (GOALS) and the Macmillan Palliative Care Therapy Team.
The Trust is also well represented in the Dementia-friendly Service category with the Enhanced Recovery at Home service and the Solihull Specialist Care Dental Service picking up nods.
Meanwhile Ann White, Solihull Community Services and Geraldine Russell, Specialist Special Care Dentistry Service, will represent the Trust in the Health Professional of the Year category, while deputy therapy lead at the Trust Karen Lewis and senior dementia nurse Phil Hall are in the running for Inspiring Leader.
The Trust is also delighted to see one of our most extraordinary hospital volunteers, 102-year-old Millie Skinner, a founder member of the Friends of Solihull Hospital, is a finalist for the Local Hero award.
Cllr Bob Sleigh OBE, Leader of Solihull Council will open the awards and welcome the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, the Trust’s Interim Chair who will compere the ceremony again this year.
The full list of category finalists were announced as follows:
Care Professional of the Year
Darren Townsend, Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker
Oswald Morgan, Key Worker Early Help Service, Solihull Council
Pete Duffield, RAID Team, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT)
Care Team of the Year
Dermatology Department, Solihull Hospital
Housekeeping & Laundry Team, Royal Star & Garter Homes, Solihull
Solihull Early Intervention Service, BSMHFT
Solihull Community Respiratory Team, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT)
STEPS (Support Towards Employment Progression & Satisfaction), Solihull Council
Geriatric Optimisation & Liaison Service Before Surgery (GOALS), HEFT
Macmillan Palliative Care Therapy Team, HEFT
Solihull Community Housing (SCH) Wellbeing Service & Better Living Centre
Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS)
Enhanced Recovery at Home, HEFT
Silver Birches Residential Home
Solihull Specialist Care Dental Service, HEFT
Health Professional of the Year
Dr Anand Chitnis, The Castle Practice
Ann White, Solihull Community Services, HEFT
Geraldine Russell, Specialist Special Care Dentistry Service, HEFT
Jackie Gale, Admiral Nurse, BSMHFT
Jacqui Rea, Croft Medical Centre
Rebecca Billingsley, Solihull CCG/Macmillan Cancer Support
Karen Lewis, Deputy Therapy Lead, HEFT
Linda Murphy, Service Manager, SMBC
Phillip Hall, Senior Nurse Dementia, HEFT
Rev Neil Roberts, Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church
Suzie Thomas, Team Manager, SIAS
Christine Logan, Director Act on Dementia CIC
Libby Servis, voluntary work
Martin Shalley, voluntary work at The Hampton Gym and Marie Curie Hospice
Maureen Johnson, Carer Governor, BSMHFT
Millie Skinner, Founder member Friends of Solihull Hospital
Outstanding Community Project
MAN v FAT football
Solihull Borough Talking Newspapers Association
Solihull Fire Station/Safe and Well visits
Outstanding Customer Care
Homes Library Service, Solihull Council
Solihull Community Housing (SCH) Wellbeing Service
Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS)
Primary Care Service of the Year
Bernays and Whitehouse Medical Partnership
Care Navigator Service, Age UK Solihull
Coventry Road Surgery
The Solihull Together Chairman’s Award is given by the Awards Judging Panel to an individual or organisation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the lives of Solihull citizens. This year the judges have shortlisted three people for the award:
Amy Jackson, The Lily Mae Foundation
Andrew Shanahan, MAN v FAT
Jackie Gale, Admiral Nurse
Visit www.solihulltogether.co.uk for more details about the Awards ceremony.