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The winner of our Healthcare Hero Award in the Support Worker category will be chosen by you, the public. 

The final winner with the most votes in each category will be announced on the 13th of December. While we have an outstanding line-up, there can only be one winner in our Support Worker category. Please note down your name, email and select the finalist you believe is most deserving of this accolade in the form at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations and good luck to our finalists!​

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William Murphy

Senior Care Assistant, Kolloco Medical Services (Search Healthcare)

(Multiple nominations)

William received multiple nominations, including from a client’s family. His dedication and love for his job at such a young age is inspiring, as he cares for the elderly alongside studying for a degree and caring for his Mother who has spinal issues. He covers shifts at the last minute and works long hours at multiple settings due to staff shortages – nothing is too much for him.

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Leanne Millward

Self-Employed Carer

(Nominated by Diane Kavanagh)

Leanne is a Support Worker that truly goes the extra mile to fulfill her patient's needs and desires. One of her clients who suffered from MND wanted to be more independent when showering. Finding that there was no product on the market to help, Leanne designed her own equipment. Likewise, a client who was turning 100 expressed a wish to go on a night out and get dressed up, which Leanne kindly arranged.

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Nicola Harrington

Support Worker, Elysium Healthcare

(Nominated by Marguerita Kelly)

Nicola provides excellent care for her patient groups on a dementia and mental health ward. Spending 1-to-1 time with patients to ensure they have their daily needs met such as daily fluids and dietary needs. Nicola demonstrates empathy and takes into consideration the patient's feelings and anxieties. She teaches new staff to follow the correct care plans and risk assessments and ensures documentation is kept to a high standard.

​Be sure to vote for your Healthcare Hero in our other categories.

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