A team of NHS administrators who support the safety of vulnerable children and young adults in Bolton, Oldham and Wigan has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Bridgewater’s Safeguarding Administration Team has been announced as a finalist in the Team of the Year category at The Unsung Hero Awards on 1 March at The Hilton Hotel, Manchester.
The national awards are the only dedicated celebration of non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff and volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty.
The team of administrators work across Lower Ince Health Centre in Wigan, Great Lever Health Centre in Bolton and Civic Centre in Oldham.
The team plays a key role in maintaining the health records of some of the most vulnerable children and young adults in the borough.
They deal with urgent requests for information from Safeguarding Nurses, School Nurses, Health Visitors, Social Care, North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police.
Gill Jolley, Co-ordinator for the team said:
“I am incredibly proud that the exceptional work carried out by the Safeguarding Administration Team will be celebrated at the forthcoming Unsung Hero Awards. They deal with sensitive and sometimes very distressing information regarding the health and welfare of many vulnerable children. They deserve to be recognised because of their professionalism and hard work and because they always put the safety of the child at the heart of everything they do.”
Laura Tomlinson, Relationship Manager at The Unsung Hero Awards stated:
“The Unsung Hero Awards exists with one ethos in mind: to not only acknowledge, but also reward those who often go unnoticed. The NHS would not run without people like the Safeguarding Administration Team, that’s why all non-medical roles are highlighted and focused on, and a light shone on those who do so much.”
Find out more about the awards at www.unsungheroawards.com.