Thanks to Nikki for this reminder. Ed
It’s not too late to nominate that special someone for a Healthwatch Care Award. The deadline for the Healthwatch Isle of Wight Care Awards has been extended with the new closing date of Wednesday 16th March.
The Healthwatch Isle of Wight Care Awards have been created to showcase and promote the outstanding practices that are taking place on the Island. Healthwatch would like as many people as possible to nominate anyone working / volunteering within a nursing/residential home that they feel deserves to be recognised for their contribution to the Isle of Wight care system.
The five categories are as follows:
The ‘Personalised care’ Award
This award seeks to recognise an individual or a team who have worked to ensure that the people they support have maximum control over their lives and who value `outcomes` rather than `outputs`.
The Care Home Nutrition & Hydration Award
This award recognises the significance of mealtimes as an opportunity for social inclusion as well as supporting the need for a balanced and varied diet.
The Compassionate manager Award
This award will be presented to an individual who can demonstrate the importance of care and compassion in the delivery of care services and has embedded this in the ethos of the home.
The Achievement Award for the team member who always `goes the extra mile`
This award will be presented to an individual who contributes their time, energy and skill to ensure that the person/s they support/care for has an improved quality of life and a better experience of care and ultimately feel valued as an equal partner in their care.
The Innovation in Activities Award
This award will be presented to a team or individual who can demonstrate the importance of keeping people in touch with their interests and who offer a range of activities to promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Entries will be judged by an independent panel of reputable and impartial adjudicators.
Award finalists will be notified by 21st March 2016 and invited to the awards ceremony that is being held on 15th April 2016.