Entries pour in for Compassionate Care Awards

Nominations are already flooding in for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards.

The awards, which are made to individuals, teams and organisations who demonstrate outstanding care for their patients, will be made on the first day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 being staged at Manchester Central on September 7 and 8.

Twenty entries have been received already – already a fifth of the total received last year – and hopes are high that year will see the highest-ever number of nominations.

Named after Kate Granger, the terminally ill doctor who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis social media campaign, the awards opened to entrants on May 3, and nominations can be made throughout this month and June, with the closing date being 30 June.

Read the full news item on the Health and Care Innovation Expo pages.