JUDGES are busy sifting through the entries for this year’s Echo Best of Health Awards.
Nominations have been flooding in from readers wanting to thank health workers on Wearside for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Debbie Mitchell, marketing manager at Northeast Press, said: “We’ve had an overwhelming response in terms of entries, so thanks to everyone who put someone’s name forward for an award.
“The judging process has been extremely difficult, but we think we have made the right decisions.”
Lisa Aynsley, events manager at Northeast Press, said: “The volume of nominations has been the highest we have known which is absolutely fantastic.”
Bluebird Care, one of the sponsors, says it is delighted to be part of this year’s ceremony.
The company provides care for the elderly and disabled on Wearside and other areas of the country.
Stephen Finn, of Bluebird Care, said: “It’s great to see health workers’ dedication recognised like this. It’s important that they see they are appreciated by us.
IntraHealth is another firm sponsoring one of the night’s awards.
A spokeswoman said: “IntraHealth are pleased and proud to sponsor the Hospital Doctor of the Year category in the Sunderland Echo Best of Health Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees.”
The Best of Health Awards take place at Ramside Hall Hotel, in Durham, on Thursday, March 15, at 7pm.
A supplement featuring all the winners will be published in the Echo.