Director of public health backs annual awards event

JUDGE Portsmouth City Council's director of public health Janet Maxwell
JUDGE Portsmouth City Council's director of public health Janet Maxwell
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PEOPLE are being encouraged to say thank you to their health heroes by a senior doctor.

Dr Janet Maxwell, director of public health for Portsmouth, will once again be joining the judging panel for this year’s Best of Health Awards 2015.

She said: ‘It’s excellent The News is running this award programme again this year.

‘There is so much great work going on which we need to celebrate.

‘These awards are a pleasure to be a part of.

‘Hearing some of the stories of workers who truly go above and beyond to help a patient is inspiring.

‘This is a chance to thank the dentists, pharmacists, carers, mental health workers, community teams, nurses and doctors who have made a difference to our communities.

‘By nominating them, you will help ensure they know what they do day-in, day-out is not only recognised but really appreciated by their patients.

‘I encourage you to take a moment to tell us about those individuals or teams who go further than their normal day-to-day duties to help residents and their families live healthier lives.

‘I’m looking forward to judging the submissions and celebrating the successes of all the organisations which deliver excellent healthcare services in the Portsmouth area.’

People can nominate their health heroes in any of the categories listed below by Friday, July 3.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, on Friday, October 9.

The categories

- Hospital Doctor of the Year

- Hospital Nurse of the Year

- Hospital Team of the Year

- GP Practice of the Year

- Mental Health Worker/Team of the Year

- Midwife of the Year

- Allied Health Professional Worker/Team of the Year

- Dental Practice of the Year

- Pharmacy of the Year

- Community Nurse/Team of the Year

- Care/Nursing Home of the Year

- Innovation of the Year

- Unsung Hero

- Compassion and Care Awards

How to nominate

Fill out the form in The News today and send to Priya Mistry, The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN, by Friday, July 3, 2015.

Alternatively, nominate by emailing