Care ‘Oscar’ winner
Outstanding care workers took centre stage at the West Sussex Care Accolades – the county’s care ‘Oscars’.
The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in a wide variety of jobs in adult social care, including dementia care and caring for people in their own homes.
Award recipients included people who go above and beyond in their work by planning activities for their residents and providing the best level of care possible.
Winners received a trophy and shopping vouchers.
The awards, now in their seventh year, are organised by West Sussex Partners in Care and supported by the County Council.
Donna Brodrick, a senior healthcare assistant at Kardinal Healthcare in Worthing, won the Chair’s Award.
The Chair’s Award is given to an individual who has overcome personal difficulties to attain high standards of care.
Donna, who has worked in the care sector for more than 20 years, overcame a brain tumour to return to work. Colleagues described her as caring and compassionate.
She said: “I love my job. It is a great feeling to know you are helping someone. I would encourage anyone to think about it as a career.”