A hat-trick of awards for Oak Lodge hospital

The manager of AFG’s Oak Lodge Independent Hospital in Bolton has been awarded the Leader in Talent Development in the prestigious Greater Manchester Health Care Award Awards – making it a hat-trick of awards in just a year.

Oak Lodge recently received an Outstanding rating for the first time from the CQC and was a finalist in the national LaingBuisson care awards, whilst the manager Alvine Andrews was short-listed for AFG’s Inspirational Leader of the Year award.

Alvine said: “I am so proud to be part of a recognised award- winning team. Oak Lodge is such a brilliant team to be part of and I could not have won this award without their incredible support.”

The entry included the following testimonial: “Alvine single-mindedly provides highly motivating leadership – nurturing every staff member to develop and become the best they can be. She is a highly principled and fair leader, who leads using her passion, compassion, enthusiasm, humanism and unwavering belief in others.”

The awards are the only Greater Manchester-wide awards to recognise the paid and unpaid workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester.

The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the body that oversees the £6bn devolved health and care budget, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

There were almost 400 nominations, all of which were submitted by the people and workforce of Greater Manchester.

A panel made up of health and care leaders and members of the public representing patient groups from across the region judged the nominations.

The glittering awards ceremony took place at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Alvine is pictured at the awards ceremony with Oak Lodge colleague Senior Nurse Practitioner Amanda Howard