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Healthwatch Sunderland shines a light on health and social care stars

The independent champion for health and social care in Sunderland has visited five care homes to recognise individuals and staff teams for making a difference.

Healthwatch Sunderland appeals for nominations throughout the year, with an opportunity to nominate both individuals and whole staff teams that provide a positive health and social care experience.

Anna Gillingham, Healthwatch Sunderland Engagement Coordinator, said; “It was our great pleasure to present these care homes and Cathy with a Healthwatch Star Award, which recognises individuals and organisations within Sunderland’s health and care sector for the great work they do, as nominated by the people who use them.

“Recognising those who work in our health and social care services and strive to make a difference to people’s lives is so important – as it celebrates the fantastic work taking place and inspires others.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the individuals and people who were our shining stars, and well done to all those nominated so far – you highlight all the rewarding work taking place across the sector.”

The full list of care homes recognised so far include Cathy from Ashlea Lodge care home, Regents View care home, Marigold Nursing Home, Bryony Lodge nursing home and Hylton View care home.

Previous nominations have seen staff across Sunderland GP surgeries, local hospitals and the NHS celebrated for all the fantastic work they do.

Do you know a health and social care champion you want to recognise? Discover more about the Healthwatch Star awards and how to nominate here.

If you need advice on health and social care services in Sunderland, get in touch with the Healthwatch Sunderland team on

The Pioneering Care Partnership is proud to deliver Healthwatch to the people of Sunderland. Discover more about our projects and services here.



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