Best Kept award for Hawthorns
The Carrickfergus centre was crowned Best Kept in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust’s Daycare category
Over 100 representatives from health and social care facilities across Northern Ireland gathered at Antrim Area Hospital last Tuesday for the Northern Ireland Amenity Council’s Best Kept Health & Social Care Awards ceremony.
Hawthorns Adult Centre impressed the judges with its environmental initiatives and projects that helped staff and service users come together to make an improvement to their surroundings, and to create a place for everyone to enjoy.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Doreen Muskett, President of the NI Amenity Council, said: “The standard of applications from all of the Residential, Daycare and Healthcare facilities received this year was extremely high.
“Our judges faced a difficult decision in choosing the overall winner and regional winners.
“The judges were impressed with Hawthorns Adult Centre’s efforts as it displayed a fantastic example of the whole centre working as a community for the benefit of all, both in the creating, maintaining and enjoying of the grounds and environment around them.
“The Best Kept Health & Social Care initiative is a fantastic opportunity for facilities across Northern Ireland to work with their service users to have a practical and positive effect on their direct environment.
“We are extremely grateful to Belfast City Airport for its support this year.”
Joanne Deighan, Commercial Manager at Belfast City Airport - which sponsored the awards, said: “Well done to Hawthorns Adult Centre as winners and Pavestone Centre, Coleraine as runners-up in the Daycare category in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.”
Dr Tony Stevens, Chief Executive of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, added: “I would like to congratulate all of the award winners in this year’s Best Kept Health and Social Care Facility Awards.
“It is extremely pleasing to see the results of health and social care teams and their clients working together in an effort to make the very best of their shared environment, improve the healthcare experience and work to make life better for all.”