GP receptionist up for Hartlepool Best of Health award

Andie Veart.  Picture by FRANK REID
Andie Veart. Picture by FRANK REID

A GP surgery receptionist has described her job as “the best I have ever had.”

Andie Veart’s enthusiasm for her role at the Chadwick Practice in Hartlepool has won her a nomination for a Best of Health award.

I just love everything about my role. In the space of 30 minutes, I could be laughing or crying depending on the case. You get to know the patient and you get attached to everyone.

Andie Veart, receptionist at the Chadwick GP practice in Hartlepool

She said: “I just love everything about my role. In the space of 30 minutes, I could be laughing or crying depending on the case. You get to know the patient and you get attached to everyone”

Andie has enjoyed a rich and varied working life. She was an entertainments officer in Tenerife and has worked in bars and restaurants.

But she said: “This is the best job I have ever had.”

Andie’s nomination said: “She is always a pleasure to see. She is always smiling and Chadwick practice is the best bar none.”

Another nomination for her said: “Andie is exceptional. She remembers everyone’s names. She is always smiling and always helps.

“Chadwick practice is simply the best.”

Andie has been nominated for an award before but she is hoping to lift a Best of Health trophy for the first time.

This year, the awards are being backed by the 
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, the Cleveland Fire Support Network and Seneca Homes.

To nominate your health hero for a trophy and the spotlight they deserve, all you have to do is fill in the form in today’s paper or make a nomination online HERE.

Entries will be taken in the following categories.

People can make as many nominations as they wish:

l GP of the Year;

l GP Practice of the Year;

l Dentist of the Year;

l Nurse of the Year;

l Team of the Year;

l Optometrist of the Year;

l Pharmacist of the Year;

l Carer of the Year;

l Midwife of the Year;

l Receptionist of the Year;

l Long Term Achievement;

l Health Care Apprentice/Student.

There’s plenty of time for people to come up with entries for their own health heroes.

The deadline for entries is May 26, and nominations can be made by members of the public or colleagues.

Once the deadline has passed, a panel of judges will meet to draw up a shortlist. The winners will be announced at the Hardwick Hall Hotel on June 18.