Celebrating our best healthcare professionals

Nine outstanding healthcare professionals and teams have been
honoured with prestigious national awards.

Our best healthcare professionals

Our BHF Achievement Awards recognise staff and organisations funded or supported by us that have shown excellence in heart healthcare.

The awards were presented at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on November 8.

A vital service

Karen Sweeney, our Head of Healthcare and Innovation, said: “Our winners are all brilliant examples of the calibre of healthcare professionals we fund and support to treat and care for heart patients, or prevent people developing heart disease in the first place.

“The letters we receive from patients tell us time and again that our healthcare professionals offer a vital service not only for them but for their families too.

“These awards are a way of recognising and thanking them for the fantastic work they do and the many lives they touch.”

The letters we receive from patients tell us time and again that our healthcare professionals offer a vital service not only for them but for their families too.

Our 2012 winners

Carol

Community Impact Award
Carol Douet, Hearty Lives Project Manager, Newham

Mark Evans

Leadership Award
Mark Evans, Community Resuscitation Manager, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Cumbria and Lancashire

Hearty Lives Hull

Team of the Year Award
Rebecca Williams, Christopher Johnson and Andrew McKee - Community Sports Development Team, Hearty Lives Hull

Florence Hand

Partnership Working Award
Florence Hand, Operational Manager, Hearty Lives Cookstown, Northern Ireland

Raymond Dove

BHF Ambassador Award
Raymond Dove, Hearty Lives Ambassador, Hull

Tracey Apps

Evaluation Award
Tracey Apps, Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse, Aylesbury

Michelle Bennett

Innovation and creativity Award
Lynne Barker accepted the award on behalf of Michelle Bennett, BHF Cardiac Nurse, Wakefield

Lisa and Lee-ann

Integrated Care Award
Lisa Anderson, Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse, and Lee-Anne Penn, a Heart Failure Specialist Nurse, Jersey

Wendy Churchouse

End of Life Care Award
Wendy Churchouse, BHF Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse, Swansea

Where your money goes

We fund and support more than 800 healthcare professionals across the UK who see more than 170,000 patients a year and help 10,000 people avoid distressing hospital stays.

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