Southern Trust scoops four awards at the Best Kept Health and Social Care Awards

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Southern Trust excelled at the recent Best Kept Health and Social Care Awards, which were sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport and presented by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC).

The Laurels Day Centre in Newry was crowned as the winner of the Best Kept Health & Social Care Facility in the Daycare category for the Southern Trust and Crossmaglen Day Centre took home the runner-up prize in this category.



The Gills Memory Centre, Armagh were the proud winners of the Best Kept Health and Social Care facility in the Healthcare category in the Southern Trust and the Bluestone Unit in Craigavon Area Hospital took home the runner-up prize in the same category.

Judges commented on the innovative environmental initiatives, aimed at bringing users and staff together to create a long-lasting and enjoyable place to stay.



Doreen Muskett, President of the NIAC, commented, “The importance of a well-kept health and social facility simply cannot be overstated – buildings and grounds act as a first impression and an untidy atmosphere can lead to negative feelings, especially for those who live in the premises.

“Congratulations to our worthy winners, for their commitment and perseverance in making the centre outstanding. It is a testament to both your staff and service users,” she added.

The prestigious environmental awards are organised annually by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) and this year over 100 representatives from health and social care facilities across Northern Ireland entered the Best Kept Awards scheme. 



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