The Solar’s Who Cares Wins 2021 Well being Awards Winners Revealed

The winners of The Solar’s Who Cares Wins Well being Awards 2021 have been revealed at a star-studded ceremony at The Roundhouse, hosted by Davina McCall and attended by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and David Beckham.

HRH Duke of Cambridge presents The 999 Hero to Paramedics Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave .

The Solar’s Who Cares Wins awards, which honours these throughout the well being and social care sector who go above and past for his or her sufferers or causes, proved an emotional night.

A few of Britain’s best-loved charity campaigners and well-known faces had been available to current the awards: together with Kate Garraway, Chris Evans, Sir Trevor McDonald, Gary Lineker, David Beckham, and Penny Lancaster. 

When presenting the 999 hero award, HRH The Duke of Cambridge stated: “Day-after-day our emergency providers cope with high-pressured, difficult conditions.

“When most of us would, fairly naturally, flip away and search security, our emergency responders rise to the event – working straight in direction of the hazard to supply important and sometimes life-saving help.

“Very modestly, they may let you know that this doesn’t make them heroes, and it’s all performed within the identify of responsibility.

“However generally a state of affairs will happen that assessments the resolve of even essentially the most skilled responder.

“In occasions like these, they need to face their deepest fears and discover essentially the most astonishing stage of braveness to beat the obstacles in entrance of them. And that’s really heroic.

“The winners of this award confronted simply such a state of affairs, however I’m delighted to say they survived and are right here this night.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, stated: I owe my life to the NHS as many people do. In our hardest occasions for this nation in current reminiscence, it’s been the delight of our nation. Our NHS was there for all of us. And for each minute of each hour of every single day our docs, nurses, paramedics, care house employees, cleaners, porters and so many extra, risked their lives serving to others. And a few of them tragically misplaced their lives, and we owe all of them a unprecedented debt. So we’re right here tonight to say essentially the most heartfelt thanks to the women and men of the NHS for his or her braveness, their compassion, and their fantastic care.

I’m very grateful to The Solar and Channel 4 for giving our entire nation this particular night to specific our gratitude and admiration.

Simply because the NHS has taken care of us, we are going to take care of the NHS. Final week we introduced an enormous catchup programme, the most important in historical past. 36 billion going into funding the restore the harm covid has performed and repair the lengthy standing issues of social care on the identical time.

The only greatest means that everybody of us might help to guard the NHS is to get vaccinated. I wish to thank the tens of hundreds, together with the Jabs Military volunteers recruited by the Solar, who’ve helped to manage 92million saving numerous lives.

One of many causes the UK has been capable of perform essentially the most profitable vaccination programme on the planet, is the sensible work of our scientists. It’s completely becoming that the ultimate award tonight is the groundbreaking discovery award. As anybody who has labored in scientific analysis will let you know the large breakthroughs and discoveries often take years and years, however confronted with the best problem of our occasions our implausible scientists rose to it, and rewrote the rulebook, and none extra so than the Oxford Covid19 Vaccine group.”

The Solar editor-in-chief Victoria Newton stated: “I wish to ship an enormous thanks to all of The Solar’s Who Care Wins nominees and winners, for what they’ve performed for all of us over this difficult yr. They’ve all gone above the decision of responsibility to maintain us protected, and all of them would have been worthy winners tonight. We owe all of them so very a lot. 

Thanks as properly to NHS Charities Collectively and Channel 4 for partnering with us on Who Cares Wins awards, and all the superb award presenters tonight for supporting and uplifting our healthcare heroes.” 

Ellie Orton, NHS Charities Collectively CEO, stated: “It’s a pleasure to see such inspiring folks getting public recognition for what they’ve performed for all of us because the pandemic began. We’re extremely grateful to The Duke for supporting this superb night and serving to to boost consciousness of the unimaginable function of NHS employees over the yr.

“NHS employees and volunteers have been via a lot and it’s vital that we keep in mind their contribution and proceed to be there for them over the approaching months and years because the NHS recovers from essentially the most difficult time it has confronted.

“Due to the help of the general public we’ve been capable of fund a whole lot of initiatives for the NHS workforce during the last yr, together with counselling and different emotional and sensible help.”

The awards had been pioneered in 2017 by The Solar’s late Well being Editor Christina Newbury, who died immediately aged 31. The Christina Newbury Memorial Award is called in her honour.

The Solar’s Who Cares Wins was broadcast on Channel 4 at 7.30pm Sunday nineteenth September, and out there on All 4


The Solar’s Who Cares Wins winners 2021


Greatest Physician

Dr Waheed Arian


Waheed was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and spent his childhood in the course of the Soviet battle. After he and his household fled to a refugee camp in Pakistan, Arian suffered a probably deadly mixture of malnutrition, malaria and TB. It was right here Arian developed the dream of turning into a physician. After returning to Kabul, Arian’s household despatched him to the UK to fulfil his dream. Supporting himself with jobs as a cleaner and store employee he studied at a number of faculties within the night and gained the A Ranges required to check drugs at Cambridge College. He now runs Arian Teleheal, a charity which unites UK docs with medics in battle zones together with Syria and Afghanistan.  

Introduced by David Beckham 


Greatest Midwife

Angela Chamberlain

Walsall, West Midlands

Nominated by Lauren McLean who was flying house from a sunshine break to Tenerife and went into labour on a Ryanair jet. Angela jumped into motion and helped to ship little Oscar, now one, who was born at simply 3lb7oz. Lauren is satisfied Angela’s fast considering saved each their lives.

Introduced by Steph McGovern and Penny Lancaster


The Christina Newbury Memorial Award

Jab’s Military volunteers

The Solar’s Jabs Military marketing campaign got down to recruit 50,000 volunteers to assist the NHS roll out essentially the most formidable vaccine programme in British historical past, and inside three weeks it had smashed its goal, and it now has over 60,000 volunteers and has been praised by the NHS, PM Boris Johnson and Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer. A brand new narrative of vaccine hesitancy was rising in components of society so the marketing campaign additionally got down to appropriate mistruths, debunk myths and encourage the nation to get jabbed.

A marketing campaign that The Solar’s late well being editor would have little question been concerned with, The Christina Newbury Memorial award is devoted this yr to all the Solar’s Jabs Military volunteers who’ve given up their time to assist the nation get again on its ft. 


Unsung Hero

Barney Jones

Bury St Edmunds

Barney fixes ambulances for the East of England Ambulance, and has had solely in the future off throughout lockdown to ensure ambulances are at all times capable of exit on the street. Working 14 hours a day, seven days every week getting up at 4.30am every single day, it’s his means of saving lives. He let different members of his group who had been shielding for themselves or a relative go house and he picked all of the work. Nominated by paramedic Jemma Varela who says Barney’s work has helped them save lives. 

Introduced by Fleur East and Vernon Kay 


Greatest Nurse

Jackie Brunton


Nominated by Susan Ayrton, whose ex-Marine father was hospitalised with Covid on March 22. The pair met on the evening she came upon her father was to be taken off his ventilator. It was the day the well being secretary introduced no household visits could be allowed in hospitals and it was additionally Jackie Brunton’s first day in her new function as a bereavement nurse, however she organized Susan and her father to FaceTime so he may see his beloved daughter in his last hours. She additionally lobbied her hospital to make sure that funding was discovered to make sure iPads and a communication system was put in for future households and created a bereavement suite at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Introduced by Kate Garraway


Greatest Staff

Court docket Home Retirement House

Cheddar, Somerset

Chris Dando and a group of 12 staff moved into the care house in the beginning of lockdown and didn’t see their households for 12 weeks, and have become one among few care houses within the UK to not have misplaced a single resident to Covid. Chris moved in once more in January for six weeks till all residents had acquired their jabs. Nominated by Paul Fineran, whose mum is within the house.  

Introduced by Gary Lineker


999 Hero

Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave


Paramedic Deena was stabbed within the chest on a 999-call out. Deena, a mum of three, practically died after a affected person lunged at her with two knives. She says she wouldn’t be alive if colleague Michael hadn’t stepped in. He threw himself between them, taking a blade to his neck. She has since struggled with PTSD however has by no means thought-about abandoning her colleagues on the entrance line. Attacker Martyn Smith has been jailed for 9 years. The pair have been nominated by senior operations supervisor Richard Barrett who was referred to as to attend and deal with the pair after the assault.

Introduced by HRH The Duke of Cambridge


Caroline Flack Psychological Well being Hero

Charmaine George

Redruth, Cornwall

Charmaine misplaced her son Ewan, 18, after taking his life in Could 2020. With the help of The Good Grief Belief, Charmaine has been working pop up cafes to assist others who’ve been bereaved. She stated a whole lot of the help teams on the market while you lose a beloved one are very miserable and she or he needed to do one thing extra optimistic to recollect her son. 

Introduced by Christine Flack 


Final Lifesaver

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole

Bermondsey, South London

Courageous hero ‘Jimi’ died after diving into the River Thames to save lots of a lady again in April. His uncle Olumide Wole Maderiola – who misplaced his personal son Malcolm to knife crime – nominated Jimi for the award, saying his “bravery and selfless actions” must be recognised.

Introduced by Sir Trevor McDonald


Greatest Well being Charity

Park Lane Stables, London 

The London-based Driving for the Disabled Affiliation and Pony Membership centre began a crowdfunder to purchase its Teddington base when it was hit by a Covid monetary disaster final yr. Run by Natalie O’Rourke, it reached its goal of £1 million on February 18 due to donations from hundreds of people. The stables present remedy rides for everybody from youngsters with autism, folks with disabilities and adults with extreme psychological well being points. In the course of the pandemic it launched a ‘Tiny Pony at Your Window’ service in order that these most in want may get a lift from a go to from a NHS-branded pony. Nominated by Nina Bradburn whose 16-year-old daughter Olivia has been an everyday volunteer. Olivia was born with liver illness and had a liver transplant at simply seven months previous and finds being across the ponies at all times distracts her from any well being points.  

Introduced by Chris Evans


The Nationwide Lottery’s Native Well being Hero

Annie Aris

Saffron Walden

Annie co-founded The Laughter Specialists in 2007 – with Nationwide Lottery funding – to assist make an actual distinction to youngsters dwelling with sicknesses or disabilities.

The devoted charity helps youngsters throughout southeast England by offering laughter remedy in hospitals, faculties, hospices in addition to one to at least one classes in households’ houses. 

For Annie, bringing laughter to younger youngsters going via therapy or dwelling with disabilities not solely helps brighten up their day, however helps their households too. 

Introduced by CEO of The Nationwide Lottery’s operator, Nigel Railton and Kadeena Cox


Younger Hero

Carmela Chillery-Watson, 6


Carmela is an unimaginable six year-old fundraiser who has a life-limiting muscle-wasting situation referred to as LMNA-CMD. Regardless of the excruciating ache and discomfort she goes via each day, Carmela undertakes gruelling challenges and has raised greater than £100,,000 for the charity MDUK – and at all times in her Marvel Lady outfit. Nominated by actress Lilly Aspell, who performs a younger Diana within the Gal Gadot Hollywood blockbuster. 

Introduced by Tyrone Mings and Lauren Steadman


Groundbreaking Pioneer or Discovery:

Oxford Vaccine group

With out the genius and dedication of the group at Oxford we may nonetheless be caught in lockdown with no apparent route of escape. Simple to retailer and reasonably priced, the vaccine they created has been dubbed the “workhorse” vaccine for serving to to jab the world. The devoted group behind it labored 60 hour weeks on the peak of its analysis with six completely different lab groups all toiling away behind the scenes.

Introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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