Outstanding Contribution by Health and Social Care Staff Celebrated


Outstanding Contribution by Health and Social Care Staff CelebratedThe Western Trust celebrated the outstanding contributions made by Social Care Staff at an awards ceremony held in The Enniskillen Hotel last week.

The awards ceremony celebrated the innovation and commitment of Social Care Workers across the Western Trust and their unique role in which they seek to enhance the social wellbeing of the most vulnerable in our community. The awards ceremony recognised and showcased the work of Social Care Workers, and highlighted the positive impact of the profession on individuals, families and communities.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Western Trust Chairman Niall Birthistle commented: “It is a privilege to be with you to applaud our exemplary Social Care staff. This event is  about celebrating the contribution made by our social care staff who play a hugely important role in helping people to lead independent lives within their local communities.

He added: “You all make a really valuable contribution to our society, providing help to people in a wide range of circumstances.  It is a difficult and challenging role and often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The Social Care Awards are a celebration and recognition of the important and excellent work being done, both for and with service users, by Social Care staff and Social Care Teams across the Western Trust.” 

Social Care staff were honoured by individual and team awards across various categories including; Childrens Services; Day Care Services; Mental Health Services; Adult Learning Disability Services; Primary Care & Older Peoples Services and Domiciliary Care Services.

Kieran Downey, Executive Director of Social Work and Deputy Chief Executive for the Western Trust said: “The Western Trust is delighted to recognise the invaluable work that our social care staff undertake each and every day on behalf of our service.  The work is varied and at times very complex and it is important that we acknowledge the unwavering commitment to providing a first class service each and every day.”