11 September 2018
Hallmark shortlisted for four Wales Care Awards
Four team members from Greenhill Manor and our Central Support office have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wales Care Awards.
Lisa Hallisey, Teliah Jones, and Joseph Maund from Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil are up for awards in the ‘Leading Practice in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services’, ‘Excellence in Catering’ and ‘Excellence in Palliative & End of Life Care’ categories.
Meanwhile, Operations Director Cheryl Wanklyn, who supports all 17 of our homes has also been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Service Award’ category.
The esteemed awards, first established in 2003 by Care Forum Wales, seeks to reward the champions in the sector and raise public awareness of the contribution made by the social care workforce.
Lisa said: “I’ve looked after quite a lot of the residents for the ten years I’ve been here. I’m a part of their lives and they’re a part of mine.
“I’ve got an excellent team here who support me. We’re like a family. I couldn’t believe it when I was told I’d been nominated for the award.
“I feel well loved by my colleagues and the residents and their family members.
“It means a lot but I couldn’t do it without my team and the nurses I work with.”
Joseph said: “I am very delighted to have been nominated for a Welsh Care Award. What began as a personal interest has developed into a passion for outstanding care and I am very grateful that this passion has not gone unnoticed. I am also thankful for the support, dedication and hard work of all of the team at Greenhill Manor. It is a great achievement to have reached this far and I wish all my fellow nominees the very best of luck.”
Teliah said: “I love my job and enjoy coming to work every day. Being put forward by the team that I work with for this award, is an award in itself.”
Cheryl said: “I was absolutely amazed to be nominated, I feel really pleased and very humble, it was phenomenal to be recognised in the first place then to be shortlisted for the award is fantastic.”
Mario Kreft MBE, the Chair of Care Forum Wales, said the Wales Care Awards had gone from strength to strength.
He said: “This year’s ceremony is an even more special occasion because it marks the 15th anniversary of the awards and the 25th anniversary of Care Forum Wales, and the event is now firmly established as one of the highlights in the Welsh social care calendar.
“The aim is to recognise the unstinting and often remarkable dedication of our unsung heroes and heroines across Wales.
“The care sector is full of wonderful people because it’s not just a job, it’s a vocation – these are the people who really do have the X Factor.
“If you don’t recognise the people who do the caring you will never provide the standards that people need and never recognise the value of the people who need the care in society.
“We need to do all we can to raise the profile of the care sector workforce – they deserve to be lauded and applauded,” he added.
The winners of the Wales Care Awards will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday 19th October at City Hall in Cardiff.
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