The Blackpool Gazette's Best of Health Awards winners

We asked for your amazing stories of dedication and professionalism - and boy did you deliver!

Monday, 25th September 2017, 2:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:52 am
Highly Commended Unsung Hero Susan Stratton, left, and Jane Green

The Gazette’s Best of Health Awards was held in the magnificent Washington Suite in the Imperial Hotel on Thursday where we celebrated a host of health heroes.

The Gazette’s editor Gillian Parkinson said: “These awards celebrate all of the people who make a difference to their patients in all the disciplines of our health services and we are delighted to highlight them for their incredible work. All of the winners and runners-up went the extra mile and fully deserve the recognition they have received.”

The winners

Highly Commended Unsung Hero Susan Stratton, left, and Jane Green

NURSE OF THE YEAR

sponsored by Synergy Dental Clinic.

Presented by Dr Zuber Bagasi.

Winner: Wendy Partington, Extensive Care Service Lytham

Highly Commended Unsung Hero Susan Stratton, left, and Jane Green

MENTAL HEALTH WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Winner: Dr Karen Seal, The Gateway Centre, Blackpool

CARER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Winner: Adam Simpson (Blackpool Carers)

THERAPIST OF THE YEAR

Award sponsored by Mac Clinical Research.

Presented by Clinical Trials Assistant, Alex Billington

Winner: Duang Roberts (Smooth as Silk, Wrea Green)

DENTIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Stuart Daintith, Ideal Dental Care

MIDWIFE OF THE YEAR

Award sponsored by Uclan.

Presented by Debbie Whisby.

Winner: Amy Barnes, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Winner: Whitworth Pharmacy, Waterloo Road

GP OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by Synergy Dental Clinic.

Presented by Dr Zuber Bagasi.

Winner: Dr Chandrasekar, Beechwood Surgery Thornton.

ELDERLY WELFARE AWARD

Sponsored by Whitworth Pharmacy.

Presented by Pharmacist Manager, Conor Coyle

Winner: Carla Hill, Homecare for You

HOSPITAL DOCTOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Spire Fylde Coast Hospital. Presented by Hospital Director Barbara Cummings.

Winner: Mr Nidal Bittar, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

UNSUNG HERO AWARD

Sponsored by Harrison Drury Solicitors.

Presented by Jack Stephenson

Winner: Brian and Bev Casey, N-Vision Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Royal Society for the Blind

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Presented by Gillian Parkinson, Gazette Editor and NW Editorial Director

Winner: Anne Nolan