DC Care Sponsors HCA Care Awards

On Friday 20th November the annual Hampshire Care Awards took place at Southampton Golf Club. The evening kicked off with drinks and a 3 course meal, followed by the award presentation, compered by Martin Bell of Real Recruitment Solutions and finished up with music and dancing.

The nominating process took place a few months ago and then at the end of October each of the categories was blind judged by the company that sponsored that category. Each of the sponsors were sent a pile of nomination forms with all of the names blacked out so it could be judged completely anonymously. They then narrowed the pile of entries down to 5 finalists in each category (3 in the nurse category as there are fewer nursing homes) and then chose a winner and a runner up from those finalists.

DC Care sponsored the Hampshire Hero Award, won by Julie Azima from Forest Brow, Liss, with Martin Hay from St Ronans, Southsea the Runner up. DC Care would like to congratulate all of the award winners, runners up and finalists as listed below.

Nurse of the Year (Sponsored by – Elite Care Services)
Winner: Lynn Taylor from St Ronans (Southsea)
Runner up: Laura Morris from Beechcroft Green (Gosport)
Finalist: Paul Blythe from St Ronans (Southsea)

Carer of the Year (Sponsored by – Real Recruitment Solutions)
Winner: Sharon Barker from Hazeldene (Gosport)
Runner up: Leanne Goble from Forest Brow (Liss)
Finalists: Sharon Aplin from Tendring (Totton), Lesley Greenall from Acacia (Waterlooville), Karen Hanvey from St Ronans (Southsea)

Hampshire Hero (Sponsored by – DC Care)
Winner: Julie Azima from Forest Brow (Liss)
Runner up: Martin Hay from St Ronans (Southsea)
Finalists: Trixie Humphrey from St Ronans (Southsea), Tracey Pickering from Kents Oak (Romsey), Sue Williamson from Hazeldene (Gosport)

Care Manager of the Year (Sponsored by – Citation)
Winner: Jane Harris from Newtown House (Christchurch)
Runner up: Amanda Brett from St Ronans (Southsea)
Finalists: Aaron Hardman from Hunters Lodge (Fareham), Lesley Hatton from St Elmo (Ringwood), Kelly Rippon from 53 Churchfields (Liphook)

Care Home of the Year (Sponsored by – Eyeway Signs)
Winner: Thalassa - Numada Healthcare (Gosport)
Runner up: 374 - 376 Winchester Road - Integra Care (Southampton)
Finalists: Forest Brow - Quality Care Group (Liss), St Elmo - Quality Care Group (Ringwood), St Ronans (Southsea)

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