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Tameside healthcare assistant wins top national care award

09 Jul 2015 - Press Release

A healthcare assistant, who works with people with learning disabilities in Tameside and Glossop, has received a national award for her outstanding care.

Jean Wood won the ‘Dignity in Care’ category at the Great British Care Awards, which recognise the best examples of first-class care across the country. Her national success follows coming top in the north west regional category last year.

Jean Wood works with the adult learning disability team in Tameside and Glossop to give people the personalised care and support they need to maintain their independence. 

She was applauded for going the extra mile in her work.  This included driving a patient to hospital in her own car after her shift had finished as he was too scared to go to hospital in an ambulance.

Jean was described by award organisers as, “clearly passionate about maintaining and promoting people’s dignity. Her honesty shines through and her commitment to continuous improvement is inspiring.”

Her manager Shirley Chappell, who runs the Adult Learning Services Disability Team, said “Jean shows outstanding care and compassion to people with learning disabilities every day of her working life. She is a lovely person who truly deserves this award.”  

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