BEST OF HEALTH AWARDS: 170 people put in nominations

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WHAT a response!

More than 100 nominations have now been received for the Hartlepool Mail Best of Health awards.

It has only been a month since we first launched the competition to find the unsung heroes in our health service.

But there has already been 170 entry forms filled in by people wanting to put forward their favourites, with some local health heroes put forward numerous times.

But if you still haven’t nominated that doctor, nurse, dentist or midwife that you fill deserves some praise, don’t worry.

Although there is less than a week to go until the deadline, there’s still time to get that entry in.

We’ve had a particularly impressive response in the categories of GP of the year, GP Practice of the year, Nurse of the year, Team of the year, and Receptionist of the year.

But we want more, especially for optometrists, pharmacists, students and apprentices, midwives and those who have given impressive long-term service.

Every nominated cause will be given careful consideration before the shortlists are drawn up.

In the meantime, why not make our job even harder by putting forward your own favourite.

Fill in the form HERE

Entries will be taken in the following categories:

GP of the Year;

GP Practice of the Year;

Dentist of the Year;

Nurse of the Year;

Team of the Year;

Optometrist of the Year;

Pharmacist of the Year;

Carer of the Year;

Midwife of the Year;

Receptionist of the Year;

Long Term Achievement;

Health Care Apprentice/Student.

Judges want evidence of how nominated teams and individuals have consistently delivered high quality patient-centred services or examples of demonstrating an excellent attitude towards patients in the Hartlepool area.

The nomination forms are also available in reception areas, waiting rooms and other general areas.

Send your completed forms to Lynn Wild, Echo House, Sunderland, SR4 9ER. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 6. Nominations can be made by members of the public or colleagues.