Rewarding Sheffield's NHS heroes

A business manager from NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group was among the first ever regional winners of the Our Health Heroes Awards.
Michelle Oakes.Michelle Oakes.
Michelle Oakes.

The new awards scheme was established to celebrate the work of the thousands of healthcare support workers who keep the NHS running behind the scenes.

And Michelle Oakes received the award for ‘Operational Services Worker of the Year’ at UNISON’s headquarters in London.

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Christina McAnea, UNISON’s head of health, said: “Without support staff like porters, cleaners and administrative staff, the NHS would very quickly grind to a halt. Despite the huge squeeze in resources, this dedicated band of employees works tirelessly, under often incredible pressures.”