The Trust's Healthcare Team at IRC Morton Hall has won a regional Collaboration Award from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).
The team was nominated by Morton Hall’s senior management team whose comments included this from Evonne Lagden, Deputy Centre Manager: “I believe the Healthcare Team deserve this recognition due to their continuous hard work, resilience, adaptability and commitment to improving the centre. The team have faced much adversity and managed to work through this effectively whilst maintaining an excellent service for the men in our care. The continual challenge of meeting the needs of an ever changing population has been the priority for the team and clearly achieved to a high standard.”
This award recognises the dedication of a partner agency, individual or volunteer who is dedicated to working cohesively with NOMS staff to achieve their aim of preventing victims by changing lives.
Helen Daykin, Head of Healthcare said: “In total there are 13 prisons and two IRCs within the South West region. It was a very inspirational day listening to all the nominations in the twelve categories and hearing about all the good work that’s going on.
“As winners in our category we received a certificate, an engraved award and a large hamper to bring back for the team. We also received a letter from Deputy Director of Custody Andy Rodgers, who said: ‘The numbers and quality of nominations this year has been exceptional especially in your category so to come out on top after judgement by the regional panel is a fantastic achievement and one I hope you can be proud of. I am proud of you all and I know that your colleagues and peers across the region will be too.
‘I hope that every time you look at the award you feel a massive sense of personal pride and achievement. You make a difference to people.’
“On a personal note I cannot express enough how proud I am of the Healthcare Team, they work and support each other exceptionally well and have achieved this award whilst working at times in difficult circumstances. I am excited to see what the future holds and the continued development of the service.”