Hartlepool pharmacist’s delight at award nomination

KIND AND HELPFUL: Craig Bingham and his team at the West View Pharmacy.
KIND AND HELPFUL: Craig Bingham and his team at the West View Pharmacy.

A PHARMACY is hoping to land a Hartlepool Mail title after being hailed by a patient as “the best”.

The West View Pharmacy, on the Brus Corner in Hartlepool, has been described as “very kind and helpful” by a reader.

And pharmacy manager Craig Bingham, 32, was hailed as “having the greatest respect for customers” in a nomination for a Best of Health award.

Delighted Craig said: “We are over the moon.

“It is nice to know that people feel that way about the service that we offer.

“It is a service that we provide, and we do it because it is second nature to do what you can to help people.”

The pharmacy was also put in the running for last year’s Best of Health competition and is hoping to go one step further this year by winning a title.

The nomination added: “They are the best.”

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, and Seneca Homes.

It could not be easier for people to nominate their health heroes.

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. Feel free to send in as many nominations as you like and help make this a memorable year for rewarding health heroes:

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.

In all categories, judges will look for evidence of how nominated teams and individuals have consistently delivered high quality patient-centred services and/or examples of demonstrating an excellent attitude towards patients in the Hartlepool area. The deadline for entries is May 26, and nominations can be made by members of the public or colleagues.

The winners will be announced at a grand finals night at the Hardwick Hall Hotel on June 18.