Good care still out there as WMCA members scoop clutch of awards

Blog post 10 July 2017

I’m not one for self-congratulation (well, maybe a little bit) but only when there are exceptional circumstances to validate praise.

So please will you indulge me as I applaud the membership of WMCA which did so well in Birmingham’s recent glittering Care Awards 2017 event.

Of the eight awards presented to celebrate excellence in care, four were scooped by association members, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award, that recognises more than 25 years of “sustained contribution to the care sector.”

Sharon Grey, from Birmingham Jewish Community Care, was honoured with the Lifetime . . . award. Well done – an exceptional commitment.

Hosted at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground last month, the award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and presented by Shefali Oza, the main weather presenter and news broadcaster on BBC’s Midlands Today programme.

Winners received engraved awards and certificates.

The WMCA winners were: Wayne Ching (Oakview Care Home) Excellence in Support Services to recognise integrated service development that offer a better experience for citizens; Marcia Lewis (Macc Care) Excellence in Care to recognise consistently high standards of care and exemplary all-round care skills; Stephanie Patterson (Oakview Care Homes) Exceptional Newcomer to mark outstanding development and achievement during a period of less than two years; and John McHugh from (Bourneville Village Trust) Commitment to Workforce Development Award to recognise a significant difference made to the quality of service provision.

No-one in the care industry is in it for self-gloryfication, but I believe good care needs to be honoured.

To have been part of the awards in Birmingham was a privilege and having another eight members shortlisted, it provides a good industry barometer that excellence in care can still be found.

See pictures from the night on our Facebook page.


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