WITH four weeks to go, entries for our Best of Health Awards have now closed.
Hundreds of people from across the Portsmouth area nominated their unsung health heroes.
From GP practices that are always welcoming, to hospital teams which remain dedicated, the nominations highlight just how many devoted health professionals work in our community.
Tickets are now available for the awards night on Friday, October 14 at Portsmouth Guildhall.
Between now and the ceremony, our panel of judges will look through each entry and pick a short list for the 12 categories.
They are Hospital Doctor of the Year, Hospital Nurse of the Year, Hospital Team of the Year, Allied Health Professional/Team of the Year, Community Nurse/Team of the Year, Unsung Hero, Pharmacy of the Year, GP Practice of the Year, Care/Nursing Home of the Year, Mental Health Worker/Team of the Year and Dental Practice of the Year.
The last award will be the Care and Compassion award which is chosen out of winners from the night.
Editor of The News Mark Waldron said: ‘It’s incredible how many entries we have received for this year’s Best of Health Awards.
‘It should be a fantastic night with lots of worthy nominations and winners.’
A spokesman for category sponsor Morris Crocker, chartered accountant specialists in the healthcare sector, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to be supporting the 2016 Best of Health Award as sponsors of the GP Practice of the Year for the second year running.
‘This is such a worthwhile event and we are glad to be able to support in a small way our local health service.
‘The hard work and dedication that goes into general practice really does not get recognised anywhere near enough in the current climate.’
Tickets for the awards are £40 which includes a reception drink and two-course meal. Following the ceremony, there will be music and dancing.
The evening will be hosted by Mark Collins from Wave 105 and the dress code is black tie.
To buy tickets using a credit card please call (023) 9262 2751.