Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has nominated a number of local health and care workers for national awards to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM, was set up to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.
MPs in England were called on to put forward outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how local health and care services provide care for patients.
Nominations closed on 23rd March, and Alex put forward nominees for a number of categories including Healthier Communities and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“It was an incredibly tough decision to pick just one person for each of these awards because I know just how hard our local health care staff work.
“Despite national cuts to our NHS, our workforce are still doing everything in their power to provide a great service of high importance, and I stand shoulder to shoulder with them. This is just one small way to show my appreciation.”
These regional champions will then be judged by a high-level panel, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday 4 July – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards is part of a range of activities being organised nationally and locally to mark the achievements of the NHS and those who work for and with it.
Local people are also encouraged to take part in the The Big 7Tea, with tea parties happening across the country to mark the birthday, sharing their NHS stories and raising money for one of over 250 dedicated NHS charities.
People can find out more and how to get involved at www.nhs70.nhs.uk.
For more information, contact Alex on 020 7219 7157 or on firstname.lastname@example.org