THE FINALISTS of the Worcestershire Health and Social Care Awards 2022 have been announced.

The awards are being staged by Newsquest – publishers of the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich and Redditch Advertisers and The Shuttle in conjunction with the University of Worcester.

Judging is now complete and the three finalists of the Health Care Team Award category can be revealed.

The Gables Rest Home

Worcester News: The Gables Rest Home Team.The Gables Rest Home Team.

The Gables Rest Home, in Kidderminster, are an award-winning workforce who received multiple nominations for this award. 

The Gables Team are said to have a real passion for caring with each team member going above and beyond on a daily basis.

Throughout the Pandemic, the workforce altered their working shift patterns to accommodate the home and gave up seeing their own families protect the residents.

The team are said to know each resident's likes and dislikes and use this knowledge to create special days out and events.

The workforce has handover meetings three times a day, where communication is focused, on making a huge impact and enhancing the lives of everyone who lives there.

Residents in their care are happy and the staff feel valued and listened to which boosts morale.

The nominator said that residents are happy, healthy and loving life with the team at The Gables Rest Home.

Opal Midwife Community Team

Worcester News: Opal Midwife Community Team.Opal Midwife Community Team. (Image: Opal Midwife Community Team.)

This team of midwives, at The Birches, in Stourport, has also received multiple nominations for this award.

A nominator who has been cared for by the team said that the care she received was so good she needed to highlight the work they do.

The team are said to provide continuity of care for their patients, helping guide first-time mothers through anxieties with compassion and timely care.

Communication between the midwives was highly commended, with each member of the team all sharing the same enthusiasm and passion for the work they do.

A nominator said that through their teamwork and dedication, the Opal Continuity Midwife Team provide excellent clinical care to women of all different backgrounds, meaning women are mentally and physically secure and confident.

Despite pregnancy being a very challenging experience, the team adopt a caring and tailored approach to help make each individual as comfortable as possible.

Priory Adult Care Team

Worcester News: Priory Adult Care.Priory Adult Care. (Image: Priory Adult Care)

This team, based in St John's, Worcester, sacrificed a lot during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The staff locked down with the residents and created their own bubble due to the residents being extremely vulnerable.

The residents were very afraid of the pandemic, with mental health becoming drastically affected, so the team organised lots of activities to help keep residents occupied and feel more at ease.

The relationship amongst the team has been compared to that of a family, who treat people with the utmost respect, creating a cohesive team experience.

The team works alongside GP surgeries and the Home Treatment Team to help deliver the best possible care for their residents, and empower them to make major life choices.

The nominator described them as a well-managed group of women who embody power and respect and who feel blessed to have been given the opportunity of working with like-minded women as colleagues.

The Health Care Team Award is kindly sponsored by Insitu Furniture – Worcester’s leading independent furniture store with exclusive ranges including Collins & Hayes, Fama, Ligne Roset and ROM across its three-storey city centre store and Worcester’s only designated Stressless provider.

The awards will culminate in a celebrity-backed virtual ceremony streamed on the Worcester News Facebook page on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm when the winner of each category will be announced.