WEDNESDAY’S Hartlepool Mail featured a 12-page supplement showcasing all of the fantastic winners at the Best of Health awards.
And here is your chance to see interviews with the deserving victors, which were filmed just moments after they picked up their trophies at Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield.
Hartlepool Mail editor Joy Yates said: “I am privileged to say I was there to enjoy an event which encompassed everything that is good about our health service.
“Firstly, what a fabulous venue and a great setting for an event of this magnitude. Then there was the wonderful three-course meal before we got into the awards themselves.
“Throughout the night, we heard inspirational stories – from the nurses who help cancer victims, to the people who have given 30 years or more of their lives for the sake of others.
“We heard about the receptionist who gives service with a smile, the carer who helps a mum with dementia and the GP practice which shows real warmth to its 10,000 patients.
“My lasting memory of the night will be of the kindness, generosity and high regard in which our health service is held. The love for our health heroes runs deep in our town and long may that continue.
“We may have honoured a dozen or more worthy recipients of awards and these pages will explain more about them.
“But we could have given out dozens more honours, such was the strength in depth of entries this year.
“We salute all of our Hartlepool health heroes.”
Click on the links below to see videos of some of the winners and keep checking back throughout the coming days to see more.