Shortlist announced for prestigious new palliative care awards

22 February 2016
A shortlist of 12 nominees has been announced for the inaugural National Council for Palliative Care awards. Over 50 organisations entered one of more of the four categories, ranging from hospices and projects through to individuals and groups working or volunteering in end of life care.

The four categories and shortlisted entries are:

  • Bereavement project of the Year, supported by Cruse Bereavement Care 
    • Ian Leech and the bereavement help point teams, St Giles Hospice
    • Mary Ann Evans Hospice Bereavement Support Team, Nuneaton
    • Occupational Therapy Team, Dorothy House Hospice, Bradford on Avon
  • Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the Year, supported by The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters
    • The Public Health and Wellbeing Team, The End of Life Partnership 
    • The Leeds Dying Matters Stakeholder Group
    • Pushing Up Daisies - Todmorden Festival
  • End of Life Care Champion(s) of the Year, supported by Care Choices
    • CoSI Team, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices (lead partner)
    • Mrs Kathryn Collins, Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative & End of Life Care Network
    • Yorkshire and Humber End of Life Care Facilitators Network
  • Effective Coordination of care award, sponsored by Christies Care.
    • Enhanced Support Service, Princess Alice Hospice, Esher
    • St Luke’s Hospice – OneResponse, Basildon
    • Singlepoint Team, St Helena Hospice, Colchester

Glenis Freeman was one of the judges and helped organise the awards. She said “The number and quality of the entries has been incredible. The range of activities, and the energy and care each one represents, shows how much is going on. It is clearly the right time to celebrate and reward this effort.”
The panel of judges included a mixture of experts and patients representatives. The awards will be presented during the NCPC’s flagship conference on March 23-24.

The entries across the four categories covered a wide range of activities, from teaching cookery skills to recently bereaved men, to supporting professionals working in end-of-life care.

Claire Henry, CEO of the NCPC and Dying Matters Coalition, said “we are thrilled that people have responded to these awards. We have always known there is a lot of great work out there, but these awards not only recognise this, but also help us to share good ideas, best practice and new initiatives.”

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