MPs speak in support of our health awards

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POLITICIANS have come forward to back this year’s Best of Health Awards 2012.

In its third year, the awards have been set up to recognise our unsung heroes in healthcare.

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt said: ‘Working in any aspect of healthcare is a continual push to learn more and adapt to new and considerable pressures.

‘I know how grateful the community is for this service and dedication and so I am very pleased to support the awards.’

Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock said: ‘The healthcare is up against it because of resources, but staff do as much as they can and do a tremendous job to help us.’

Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery said: ‘We should recognise the achievements of health workers because they are fantastic.

‘The awards are a great idea to do this.’

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage said: ‘We rely on our healthcare profession to be there for us and so many go above and beyond what we would expect in order to look after us.’

Fareham MP Mark Hoban urged people to nominate: ‘We often think healthcare is something that happens in the doctor’s surgery or in hospitals.

‘But it’s wider than that – as people know you get help from hospices and community care.’

To nominate all you have to do is fill in the nominate form and return it back to us.

This year’s awards, which are being backed by radio station Wave 105, takes place on Friday, September 21, at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

The evening will be hosted by TV presenter Fred Dinenage.