A HOSPITAL trust has been honoured for their work during a ceremony opened by the Prime Minister to recognise, and celebrate, some of the biggest achievements in health and social care today.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust’s Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network, Mersey Care NHS FT’s Life Rooms, and Dr Rajiv Sethi, all scooped gongs at this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, respectively winning in the categories of Wellbeing at Work, Excellence in Mental Health Care, and NHS Rising Star.

The awards, arranged by the NHS, and supported by Fuji Film, are designed to recognise, and celebrate some of the biggest achievements in health and social care.

Hannah Chandisingh, UHMBT's Transformation Lead for Race Equality and BAME Staff Network member, said: "I am so proud to be a part of our BAME Staff Network today, as winners of the NHS Parliamentary Award for Wellbeing at Work.

"We know that COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on healthcare workers from an ethnic minority background.

"Throughout the pandemic, the network leads really have gone above and beyond to make sure that colleagues are safe and well."