21 August 2017
The Daisy is shortlisted for a national award
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
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
"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
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!