Two Bolton NHS workers have been shortlisted in the Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.

The only Greater Manchester-wide awards recognise the exemplary contributions of whole health and care workforce.

They are organised by NHS Greater Manchester and were first held in 2018.

More than 500 nominations were received this year, each sharing the extraordinary stories from across our employed and unwaged workforce. Nominations were submitted for 13 different categories.

Jody Petersen, Practice Educator and Sean Griffiths, plaster technician, who both work at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust have been nominated in the Equalities Champion category.

All shortlisted nominations will be considered by a judging panel and the winners announced at a sponsored event on 11 July 2024.

Mark Fisher, Chief Executive of NHS Greater Manchester, said: “Congratulations to the nominees who have made the shortlist for this year’s Champion Awards. It is inspiring to hear of their outstanding contributions and work to improve the lives of the people of Greater Manchester.

“These awards really highlight the important role of the staff and volunteers from a range of backgrounds and disciplines who support our services.

“I’m so glad we get to honour those working so hard each and every day – good luck to all of those who have been shortlisted.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “It’s fantastic to see the Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards are back again for their fifth year.

"The variety of individuals and teams shortlisted across Greater Manchester is outstanding - from midwives, to care workers, and charities helping the homeless and mental health services.

" I’m really pleased that they are getting the recognition they deserve, and I look forward to finding out more about their hard work and innovation at the awards ceremony in July.”