Colleagues from Interserve Healthcare’s Greater Manchester team have won an award for the care they provided during March’s bad weather.
The Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman presented IHC’s Vicky Judge and her colleague Hayley Connor with the award, which was made anonymously by a service user. The award ceremony was hosted by Daisy Dignity in Care.
Tim Wilde, commissioning services, Tameside Borough Council, said the award was for IHC’s “dedication and exemplary team working during the very inclement and challenging weather conditions during the winter months”.
The award was given to Vicky and Hayley at the Albion Church, Ashton.
Vicky, IHC’s registered manager, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the team’s dedication has been recognised in this way. Our staff went to incredible lengths to ensure that high-quality care to vulnerable patients continued, irrespective of the conditions.
“One of our carers fitted snow chains to his wheels to make appointments, another slept out on the M62 when it was closed for nine hours but still risked it again the following day, several walked long distances because the roads were impassable and another worked for 24 hours, sleeping at the patient’s house, to ensure cover was maintained.
“We have dozens of stories of our staff going well above and beyond the call of duty. It made me immensely proud.”