Stockport’s health and care heroes recognised

The outstanding contributions made to the health and care of others across Stockport during the COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised at the ‘Stockport Health and Care Awards’.

Stockport’s health and care heroes recognised

The winners, both teams and individuals, were presented with their awards at Stockport Town Hall on Tuesday, 23 November, at a restricted capacity event. Those in attendance heard about the tremendous work of the shortlisted and nominated candidates, who went above and beyond during the pandemic. More than 300 nominations were received across the 10 categories.

Dr Cath Munro, Chair of Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to publicly acknowledge how hard people have worked under such difficult circumstances. Many of those who live or work in Stockport should be proud of their contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am delighted that some of these dedicated teams and individuals are being recognised.”

Karen James OBE, Chief Executive for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, said: “These awards have been a great celebration. It has been very touching to see people in Stockport show their appreciation for those working in local health and care by nominating them for these awards. The last two years have been an immense challenge for us all, and I know those working in our services will be honoured to be recognised for their efforts in this way.”

Councillor Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health at Stockport Council, commented: “Congratulations to all the winners and nominees at this year’s Health and Care Awards. It’s been an extremely challenging year and I’d like to thank everyone in the health and care industry for working so tirelessly to make our communities feel safe and supported. To be nominated is a fantastic achievement and we were proud to have received so many nominations, demonstrating the impact our health and care staff have had on the people of Stockport.”