UNISON celebrates best care in NHS Wales

UNISON Cymru/Wales will hold its second NHS Health Awards tomorrow (Wednesday 5 July), at the Cardiff City stadium. The union will celebrate the individual contributions of healthcare workers at a gala dinner in the company of Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM, Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive of NHS Wales and Dave Prentis, general secretary of the million-strong public services union. Aneira Thomas, the first person born after the birth of the NHS, is a special guest and diners will be entertained by the Tenovus charity’s cancer choir.

UNISON’s prestigious Health Awards are presented to Welsh NHS members in recognition of the valuable contribution they make in their workplace. Candidates have been nominated by healthcare peers for ‘going the extra mile’ in patients’ care, being a positive role model for colleagues and helping to make the NHS a national treasure.

Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health said,

“The pressures on today’s health service are enormous and it is the everyday dedication of healthcare workers that keeps the NHS going. They are proud to work for the National Health Service and proud to serve their communities. Tonight we celebrate them all as heroes.”


Notes to editors

  • The Awards include: Approach to Partnership Award; Outstanding Person Award; Education Award; Organising and Recruitment Award; Above and Beyond Award; The David Galligan Award will be presented to someone who has made a significant contribution to the trade union and labour movement
  • A live Twitter feed will run throughout the evening @UNISONWales, #Welshhealthheroes


Alastair Gittins, UNISON Cymru/Wales Press Officer on 07816 538 397