Honours to go to care workers

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CARE home staff in Morpeth are hoping to be among the winners in a new company awards scheme.

Helen McArdle Care will honour its staff at a special awards evening at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

Awards will be presented in categories such as care, catering, housekeeping, nursing, activities and management, with the prize of the night for Care Home of the Year.

In November and December the company asked residents, relatives, healthcare professionals and staff to nominate those they thought deserved to win an award, including workers at Morpeth’s Foxton Court.

Senior managers then shortlisted the nominees and staff were invited to interviews to help determine the winners.

Helen McArdle said: “Over the last 25 years we have won many national and regional awards for that care that we provide in our homes and whilst these awards are very special to us, they couldn’t be won without the dedication, care and motivation of our staff.

“We decided that this year we would hold our own awards so that we could personally honour the staff that make us the company that we are.”

The ceremony will take place on Friday, March 16.