Recognition for Londons health care heroes

19 Jul 01
Nurses and health care assistants involved in pioneering work on aromatherapy, horticultural therapy and coronary care for Asian women have been recognised in the first Prince of Wales Awards for Health Care in London.

20 July 2001

The prince, in his role as president of the King's Fund, presented the awards at a ceremony on July 16. He said that the judges had been impressed by the 'breadth and depth of innovative work in London'.

Those recognised include: Shirley Durell, a community nurse who has set up an aromatherapy service for people with learning disabilities; Peter Kiernan, a health care assistant who has created a garden as a healing environment for patients with brain injuries; and Seroj Shah, who runs physical activity classes for Asian women.

Julia Neuberger, chief executive of the King's Fund, praised the work of nurses, midwives, health visitors and health care assistants.

'Without them, health care in any setting simply could not be delivered,' she said.


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