Prospect Hospice Care Homes support wins prestigious Charity Award
Prospect Hospice has gained national recognition by winning a prestigious award at a ceremony in London on Thursday 9 June.
Earlier in the year our work had been shortlisted for a Charity Award, organised by the Civil Society Media, based on a submission that recognised the excellence of the support we provide for people living in care homes with end-of-life care needs, and also that which the hospice’s team also provide for staff in 16 local care homes through a dedicated, nurse-led service. Prospect Hospice beat two other charities to scoop the Healthcare and Medical Research category, judged against a series of criteria to emerge as winners.
In choosing Prospect Hospice, the awards’ judges reported they were attracted to Prospect Hospice because “…it was addressing an issue which was absolutely central to modern society – helping people who are dealing with prolonged end of life issues to end their existence with dignity.” One judge described the hospice’s service as “desperately needed,” while judges also saw the additional benefit that the work was taking place in a sector which is under-resourced and in need of support and also demonstrated financial benefit, by avoiding unnecessary hospital admission.
Judges were also impressed by the work for its … “collaboration involving a charity, a healthcare body, and staff at private providers and identified a strong case for replicability across other providers.”
Chief Executive Angela Jordan said: “This award is wonderful and well-deserved recognition for the groundbreaking work of Prospect Hospice with local care homes, through our dedicated nursing team, our education team and many others at the hospice who have contributed towards this achievement. I am delighted that this vital work has been recognised nationally through the Charity Awards.”
To read more about our success in the Charity Awards click here.
Photo L-R: Hosts Louise Minchin and Scott Mills, Prospect Hospice care home nurse specialist, and Adam Capper, corporate sales director at PS FInancials, sponsors of the award category. Picture courtesy of Civil Society Media.