Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has announced the local healthcare workers she has nominated for the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019.
Last year marked the 70th birthday of the NHS and the NHS 70Parliamentary Awards were set up to recognise the massive contributions made by individuals and teams who work in and alongside the NHS. Following the huge success of the NHS 70 Awards, it was decided that the Awards should become an annual event.
Maria has chosen the following as the official nominees to represent Basingstoke in this year’s national competition:
- The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, led by Deborah Addison, for the Excellence in Healthcare Award - put forward for consideration by Basingstoke resident Dave Ewing; and
- Elmwood Ward at Parklands Hospital, led by Dr Vellingiri Raja Badrakalimuthu, for the Excellence in Mental Health Care Award.
Maria said: “I am very proud of our local NHS and care services and am pleased to take part in the NHS Parliamentary Awards as a way of recognising and thanking the people who work in these services. I am delighted to be nominating the Cardiac Rehab Team and the Elmwood Ward at Parklands Hospital. They make an outstanding contribution to ensuring the highest quality care for Basingstoke residents, and I wish them the best of luck.”
Nominees put forward by MPs across England will initially be judged by senior local and regional NHS experts to find regional champions in each category, to be announced on 25 June. These regional champions will then be judged by a high level panel, with the overall winners announced at an Awards Ceremony in Parliament on 10 July.