21 August 2017

The Daisy is shortlisted for a national award

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The Daisy, our bespoke care unit for people with complex learning disabilities, has been shortlisted for this year's Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care.

Now in their third year the awards were set up by Kate Granger, the terminally ill doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis campaign.

The Daisy is a purpose built unit that was designed by residents and clinicians and provides care home facilities within a building that is registered currently as a hospital.

In his nomination, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Manash Chattopadhyay said: "The Daisy is designed to provide a community model of care for complex clients enabling them to reach their full potential.

"The success of this way of working relies on true compassion, a desire to understand the uniqueness of each individual and to provide a totally person centred environment which enables them to experience life in a way they never have before; developing a sense of self and self-worth.

'To do this, requires a very special team, and The Daisy unit has such a team."

A panel that included Kate's close friend and colleague Dr Natalie Silvey, Kate's husband, Chris Pointon and Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, chose the nine finalists for this year's awards from 117 entrants. Nominees come from individuals working in the NHS or delivering NHS funded services or teams or organisations that are part of the NHS, or who deliver NHS funded services in hospitals, primary care, community or residential setting.

Those shortlisted have all demonstrated how they have made a fantastic difference to patient care.

The awards will take place at the Health and Care Innovation Expo being staged at Manchester Central on September 11 and 12.

Well done and good luck to the team!

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