Representatives from health and social facilities across Northern Ireland joined together at the prestigious Quality Innovation & Improvement Centre at Dundonald Hospital for the ceremony, presented by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC).
Moneymore Medical Centre who were named the winners in 2018, maintained their extremely high standard to win again in 2019. The judges commended their ‘great patient friendly’ environment and praised the efforts of all the team for keeping the gardens to a very high standard.
The Best Kept Awards have been in operation for over 60 years – with the Best Kept Health & Social Facility being introduced as a category in 1995. The awards recognise the important work which helps to maintain health sites across Northern Ireland.
The Awards include three categories Residential, Daycare and Healthcare with winners crowned in each region.
Doreen Muskett, President of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) that host the Best Kept Awards, commented: “As always, the standard of applications received across all three competition categories was extremely high and judges faced a very difficult decision in choosing the overall winner.
“The Best Kept Health & Social Care initiative is a fantastic opportunity for facilities across Northern Ireland to work with service users to have a practical and positive effect on their direct environment.
“We are extremely grateful to Belfast City Airport for its continued support this year.”
Stephen Patton, Corporate Responsibility and HR Manager at Belfast City Airport, added: “Belfast City Airport is proud of its partnership with the NIAC and together we aim to encourage best practice whilst increasing awareness of the importance of our environment.
“At Belfast City Airport we pride ourselves on our strong corporate responsibility ethos and we always strive to make a positive contribution to our community – through our involvement in the ‘Best Kept’ Awards we hope to highlight the importance of volunteering and continuous improvement of healthcare facilities.”