Care village, Belong Atherton, celebrated three wins at the Hospice in Your Care Home Awards 2018, organised by Wigan and Leigh Hospice (WLH). The awards, open to care homes in Wigan and Leigh that are part of WLH’s scheme, recognise high-quality end-of-life care provided by local care workers.
Gemma Willetts, experience coordinator for Belong Atherton, was awarded Non-Clinical Staff Member of the Year, while Lead Senior Support Worker, Julia Cross, was awarded Staff Member of the Year. This award was specially chosen by patients and their families, and was presented by resident Barbara Wheeler. The care village also won the Home of the Year award, which was shared with Richmond House in Leigh.
Commenting on the awards, Gemma Willets said: “We had a wonderful time at the Hospice Awards. The evening was fabulous and it was really lovely to celebrate the hard work of our staff, many of whom received nominations.”