Marvellous Heart Failure Awards 2018
Heart Failure Health Care Professionals recognised for marvellous quality of care by the UK’s Heart Failure charity. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation awards UK Health Care Professionals for being simply marvellous.
Preston, Lancashire, December 2017 –
Health Care Professionals throughout the UK have been recognised and honoured by patients for their exceptional quality of care and treatment. Sponsored by The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, this award acknowledges the value that these Health Care Professionals bring to the treatment of Heart Failure, improving patient outcomes throughout the UK. Measured by the individual patients’ experience, this award reflects the direct impact these three outstanding Health Care Professionals have in the local community, producing the highest standards of care for their patients.
The winners are:-
Matthew Sunter – Heart Failure Nurse Specialist – Based at St Georges Hospital in Tooting, London – nominated by heart failure patient Bev Keddo
Dr Kate Gatenby – Cardiologist – Based at Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, West Yorkshire – nominated by heart failure patient Rich Cleverley
Sarah Mills – Heart Failure Nurse Specialist – Based at Kidderminster Hospital, Kidderminster – nominated by heart failure patient Steve Squire
Cardiac Team of the Year goes to – The Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Scotland – Nominated by heart failure patient Stephen Taylor
As the representative of the UK Heart Failure patients’ voice, The Pumping Marvellous Foundation emphasises the importance of the patient perspective in recognising and rewarding Health Care Professionals.
“We are delighted that our patient community has chosen these heart failure specialists to receive these yearly awards from the charity. It’s so important that patients and their families can work with and operate as a team with their Health Care Professional. A superb achievement and all three of the Health Care Professionals and the team at the Golden Jubilee should be proud of themselves”, explains Nick Hartshorne Evans, Founder and CEO of The Pumping Marvellous Foundation.
Awards are currently being received by Health Care Professionals this week alongside a personalised commendation letter explaining the reasons behind their selection.
“Congratulations to all the winners. We recognise that there are so many fantastic Health Care Professionals out there and to all those who haven’t won, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your amazing work,” says Angela Graves, Clinical Lead of The Pumping Marvellous Foundation.
Ends – For more information please contact The Pumping Marvellous Foundation +44 (0) 1772 796542 or +44 (0) 7854 407050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors
The Pumping Marvellous Foundation (PMF) is the UK’s patient led Heart Failure charity. It was founded by a heart failure patient whose experiences whilst rehabilitating have shaped the Foundation’s goals and principles of a patient-centric charity focused on improved patient outcomes.
Heart Failure affects 900,000 people in the UK – https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg108/chapter/Introduction
Heart failure is debilitating and outcomes are poor: 5 year survival rate is worse than breast or prostate cancer – https://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/circcvoq/early/2010/10/05/CIRCOUTCOMES.110.957571.full.pdf
30-40% of those diagnosed with heart failure die within the first year – https://heart.bmj.com/content/83/5/505.long
Heart failure is a major cost to the NHS. It is a leading cause of hospital admission in over 65s – https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg187