30 August 2016
Hallmark team members shortlisted for seven Wales Care Awards
Noteworthy employees; Kelly Collard, Patricia Brown, Luke Jenkins, Ian Fisher, Patrick Johnstone, Jenilynne Williams and Sreeja Ranjith are in the running for categories ranging from ‘Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Excellence in Catering in Care’ at the Wales Care Awards.
The awards first established in 2003 by Care Forum Wales, seek to reward the champions in the sector and raise public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce.
Here’s what our finalists had to say!
Senior Care Assistant, Kelly Collard who is in the running for the ‘Residential Care Practioner’ award said: “It means a lot to be shortlisted. I was gobsmacked I got an interview, let alone shortlisted. I couldn’t have done it without the support from my General Manager Mark and the team.”
Nurse, Sreeja Ranjith who has been shortlisted for the ‘Nurse of the Year’ award said: “I’m so excited and shocked to be shortlisted. I am also very proud to be working at Hallmark.”
Head Chef, Patrick Johnstone who has been shortlisted for the ‘Catering in Care’ category said: “I’m glad I’ve been recognised for all that’s been achieved, it’s a really good feeling.”
Care Assistant, Luke Jenkins who has been shortlisted for the ‘Fulfilled Lives’ category said: “It came as a shock to be nominated as I’ve only been in an activity post for just over a year and when the interview came I was quite nervous.
“I wouldn’t have got this far without support from my wife Joanna, Unit Manager and my Manager Mark.”
Unit Manager, Patricia Brown, who has been shortlisted for the ‘Residential Care Practioner’ award said: “I’m overwhelmed to have got this far. It’s a great achievement to be recognised for all the hard work not just from myself but from the whole team.”
Care Assistant, Jenilynne Williams who has been shortlisted for the ‘Newcomer in Care’ category said: “I am honoured and thrilled to be recognised for the quality of care that I provide and that my skills and compassion are appreciated.”
Health and Safety Consultant, Ian Fisher who has been shortlisted for the ‘The Social Care Health and Safety’ award said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated by one of my clients. For a client to go out of their way to nominate me for an award is remarkable.
“Health and Safety isn’t just about management and staff, it’s about providing good care. My rule is if you make sure that the care is good and then the safety will follow.”
Mario Kreft, Chairman of Care Forum Wales said: “The event is now firmly established as one of the highlights in the Welsh social care calendar and seen as the Oscars of social care.
“The aim is to recognise the unstinting and often remarkable dedication of our un-sung heroes and heroines across Wales.\
“The care sector is full of wonderful people because it is not just a job, it’s a vocation – these are the people who really do have the X-factor.”
The 2016 winners will be named at a glittering ceremony at Cardiff City Hall on Friday October 21st.
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