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A north east healthcare worker has been honoured as a Health Hero

Posted: 05/09/19

Peter Haddow, a Nursing Assistant at Ferndene, which is part of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) is to be honoured for providing excellent patient care.

Our Health Heroes Awards, hosted by Skills for Health celebrate our healthcare workforce and recognise the hard work of the nation’s Healthcare Heroes.  A huge 880 nominations were submitted to the Our Health Heroes awards with winners revealed across eight categories.

Peter is a regional winner in the Clinical Support Worker of the Year category.  There are 12 regional winners and one national winners which considers reliability, being a positive role model, supportive and patient focussed.

It is a great honour to be nominated for such a fantastic award, not to mention how overwhelmed I am, to achieve such a special moment in my career by winning this award.  I cannot express enough, on how much this means to me.  Every day within my role, I am driven by passion as I am able to make a positive impact on people’s lives.  I am very proud to be a part of a large multi-disciplinary staff team and employee of a Trust with outstanding values.  It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

Peter HaddowNursing Assistant

We are hugely proud of Peter’s success in being a regional winner in the ‘Our Health Heroes Awards’.  I’m delighted that he has received the recognition he deserves for the positive impact he makes, especially for the young people using our services.  Congratulations Peter from us all at NTW and good luck in winning the final!

John LawlorChief Executive at NTW

Peter will now be part of a public vote deciding on national winners which will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 November at London’s Science Museum and will be hosted by Channel 4’s Dr Dawn Harper, presenter of the television show Embarrassing Bodies.

Members of the public are now being urged to vote for their winner and you can cast your vote before 11 October https://bit.ly/2ZcSSYo.