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5 Star Awards 2017 Winners and Summary

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We held our presentation ceremony of our 5 Star Awards last night and it was a great success with over 85 people attending. For those who have missed our posts prior to the event the awards were held as a platform to allow people with sensory loss across Wales to give acknowledgement to Health Care professionals who have gone out of their way to enhance their experience whilst undergoing treatment within the Health Service.

Wales Council for the Deaf and Wales Council of the Blind, the two Welsh organisations representing people with Sensory Loss in Wales asked patients with sensory loss to nominate individuals or teams within the Health Service who they felt had gone that “extra mile” for them and we had some wonderful nominations.

Six awards were given out at the award ceremony which was held at the Senedd yesterday evening and the event was supported by Rhun ap Iorwerth Shadow Health and Cabinet Minister. Rhun we are extremely grateful to you for this support and the time you gave us all yesterday, and a huge thank you to the participants and everyone who attended

The recipients of the awards were:

  • Eirian Davies – A staff nurse from Prince Phillip Hospital, Hywel Dda Health Board
  • Russel Ham – An Optometrist from Specsavers in Newport
  • The Audiology Department of the Prince Phillip Hospital, Hywel Dda Health Board
  • Alison Clark & Andrea Miller along with their office manager Sonya – The DAFNE team, Heath Hospital, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • Shelley Morris – Children’s Audiologist, Serennu Children’s Centre, Newport, Aneurin Bevan Health Board
  • Dr. Ian Morris – GP at Taffs Well Medical Centre, Cwm Taff Health Board

For those who were unable to attend please copies of the speeches given by Patrick McNamara our Director and Owen Williams, Director of Wales Council of the Blind and of course Rhun’s speech will soon be made available

Photos can also be viewed on our Facebook page here

Photos by Kristian Burrough & Richard Bowers