Timeline:

5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' Awards ceremony '

Carer Support Team, Watford General Hospital

VYA-EE-Carer Support Team, Watford General Hospital

East of England

The Carer Support Team give support to parents and carers, so they are better able to care for their sick child in Children’s Emergency and on Starfish Children’s Ward.  The team’s approach is innovative and unique in Britain; their enthusiasm and commitment is palpable.  Their community funded service, described by CQC as “outstanding”, is impactful and provides 60 hours of support a week to 5,500 carers per year. They are an amazing example of the community mobilising to support itself and the NHS.   

Nominated by: Richard Harrington MP