26 Mar 2013
Double award win for Eagle House care home
Anchor colleagues at Eagle House care home are celebrating a double award win at Sheffield City Council's Dignity in Care Awards.
The awards, held at Sheffield Town Hall on 21 March, aim to recognise good practice and promote dignity in care across all care providers in Sheffield.
Anchor`s Michael Madden who is a Night Care Assistant won in the Individual category after being nominated by nurses Janet Leigh and Abbey Wahab. They described Michael as “a committed carer for whom dignity lies in the small details, taking time to get to know the individual and to work with their wishes and choices at their own pace”.
Eagle House`s catering team took home the second award of the night, winning in the Innovation category. The team were nominated by Care Manager Jody Virago for “promoting nutrition, personal choice and dignity in dining”.
Jody said, "I'm so proud of my colleagues at Eagle House, their dedication and commitment to helping customers is inspiring."
Jody was also so inspired by the support Elaine Bird, a Community Palliative Care Specialist Nurse from St Luke's Hospice offers Eagle House customers as they face end of life, that she nominated her in the Practice category. "Elaine deserved the Highly Commended Award in practice, she is a knowledgeable, passionate and outstanding palliative care specialist who promotes the values of dignity and respect in all aspects of care delivery of people who are dying."