Care staff who go extra mile to help patients honoured

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Honours have been given to care staff who are ‘leading the way’ in treating older people and vulnerable adults.

Sheffield Council’s first Dignity In Care Awards ceremony recognised individuals and organisations for best practice which they are passing on to colleagues.

Winner of the individual award was Michael Madden, a night care assistant at Eagle House Nursing Home, Sharrow Vale. He was nominated by his colleagues for “excellent professional commitment to individuals’ needs and preferences, compassion, individual attention, and high standards of professional care”.

Michael, aged 60, who only recently started in the profession, having previously worked in engineering, said: “Most of what I do is common sense.

“I treat people like I would like to be treated myself.”

n Full list of winners: Individual Award – Michael Madden, Eagle House; Team Award –Darnall Dementia Group; Large (national) Organisation Award – Emmaus, Sheffield; Small Organisation Award – The Burton Street Foundation; Practice Award – Lynne Allen and Donna Coe, East Bank Care Home, Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust; Innovation Award – Eagle House Catering Team.