COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE WIN BIG AT COVID-19 VACCINATION AWARDS
21 July 2022
The Coventry and Warwickshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has won a raft of critical acclaim at this year’s regional COVID-19 Vaccination Awards.
COVID-19 vaccination volunteers, clinicians, support workers and administrative teams throughout the Midlands have been recognised for their work and presented with awards in the first scheme of its kind at an awards ceremony on 12th July 2022.
Kerry Doughty, Coventry and Warwickshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Lead from the Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board, said: “It has been fantastic that the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the vaccination programme has been recognised in this way.
“We were delighted to have won in a number of categories and to have received recognition for different aspects of our programme, which really showcases how successfully we have worked as partner organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire.”
Coventry and Warwickshire won awards in the following categories:
- Clinician of the Year (Pharmacy) – Fatma Ladak, Left Hand Grafton House Pharmacy in Alcester – Winner
- Clinician of the Year (Allied Health Professional) – Carl Rose, United Reform Church in Nuneaton (Crest Pharmacy Group) – Winner
- Clinician of the Year (Medicine) – Dr Norman Byrd, Locke House Vaccination Centre in Rugby – Winner
- Clinician of the Year (Nursing) – Justine Whitmore, George Eliot Hospital – Winner
- Clinician of the Year (Nursing) – Lorraine Lewis from Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust – Runner up
Almost 400 nominations were received for categories such as Clinician, Volunteer and Vaccinator of the Year, as well as recognition being given to health and care systems for their work with under-served communities and their innovation.
Since the first vaccination was given to then 90-year-old Maggie Keenan at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire in December 2020, more than 2.5 million doses have been delivered in Coventry and Warwickshire, helping to prevent hospitalisations and serious illness from Covid-19.