Publish date: 18 April 2024

AWP's Tony Westacott is officially a health hero, after receiving a lifetime achievement honour! The Learning and Development Manager collected the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Healthcare Bronze Award, at the 2024 Our Health Heroes Awards.

Speaking at the glittering award ceremony, held in London on April 16, Tony said he was truly honoured to receive such a prestigious accolade.

The proud dad, 51, added: “It's a shock, but a very pleasant surprise to be nominated, so to win an award, certainly for a lifetime contribution, it's a real honour.

"At AWP, I have been fortunate to work with a diverse range of helpful and supportive colleagues, which is always important. I believe that people make an organisation and we have a lot of hard working and committed staff in AWP."

Having begun his career as a Healthcare Support Worker, he then became a registered Mental Health Nurse.

In recent years, Tony has held a series of learning and development positions, plus management roles.

Among his many achievements, Bristol-native Tony helped to spearhead the launch of a new apprenticeship programme, which has seen 500 staff engage with a range of vocational education programmes.

The Our Health Heroes Awards, delivered by Skills for Health, are sponsored by NHS England, NHS Employers, NHS Shared Business Services and more. 

For more on the awards, click here.

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Tony Westacott, centre, with Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive at NHS Employers and the ceremony host Alice Roberts.