Trio win Greenwich dignity award

News: Trio win Greenwich Dignity Awards
L-R: Cllr Peter Kotz; Jane Wells, Associate Director of Operations – Adult Community Services; award winner Christine Condon; Jo Daley, Lead Clinician for Safeguarding Adults; and her Worshipful the Mayor, Cllr Barbara Barwick.

Greenwich Community Health Services staff Cheryl Miller, Christine Condon and Gus Paul recently picked up an award for their work promoting dignity in the Bevan Unit, an intermediate care facility in Thamesmead.

The Greenwich Dignity in Care Awards 2011 were hosted by Greenwich Mayor, Cllr Barbara Barwick, in her chambers in Woolwich Town Hall on Wednesday 11 May. The awards, which were being held for the first time, promote the importance of dignity in care and recognise those who place it at the heart of everything they do. 

The awards are a collaboration between Greenwich Council, Oxleas and South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

The trio from the Bevan Unit took the award for Dignity in community health services. Presenting the award, Jane Wells, Associate Director of Adult Community Services in Greenwich, commended them as worthy winners for all their work promoting dignity, including organising a day of activities in the Unit  to celebrate Dignity Action Day on 25 February.

There were five other award categories covering different areas of health and social care:

  • Dignity on the ward
  • Dignity in residential care settings
  • Dignity in the voluntary sector
  • Dignity in domiciliary care
  • Dignity in adults and older people's services.

Published on 17th May 2011