The Height Practice Nurse's dedication recognised

A dedicated nurse at The Height General Practice is a finalist in a Greater Manchester award that celebrates healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to help patients.

Janine Hussey, Practice Nurse at The Height, is one of three people to be shortlisted in the People’s Champion section of this year’s Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.

Janine was selected for her dedication to many aspects of her work at the practice, including her care for elderly patients, work with the LGBTQ community and time spent helping at charity events.

Janine visits many frail, elderly patients in their homes and often goes to buy food and other essentials for them at local shops.

She also took part in a ‘Pride In Practice’ video highlighting how GP surgeries can be involved in the quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops Primary Care Services’ relationship with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans patients within the local community.

Janine has also been heavily involved in charity initiatives, including a Mission Christmas event last year.

She is part of a successful team at The Height. The practice been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by health watchdog the CQC and recently achieved 100% in its QoF good practice results.

Janine was overjoyed when Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham rang to tell her the news that she was a finalist.

She said: “It came as a huge shock. I am extremely overwhelmed. I couldn't do my job without all my colleagues here, so the nomination is about us all. Thank you all for doing this, I really am happy.”

SSP Health’s Director Dr Shikha Pitalia said: “It is wonderful news that Janine’s professionalism, dedication and compassion has been recognised in this way.

“She is friendly, approachable and often goes above and beyond her responsibilities to ensure the patient leaves the practice satisfied.

“She is non-judgemental and open-minded and is personally mentioned in our patient feedback forms every month.

“We are extremely proud of her and her colleagues at The Height and wish her well in the final.”

The Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards are the only city region-wide awards to recognise members of the paid and unpaid workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester.

Award categories include ‘Collaboration’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and the ‘People’s Champion’. The awards are open to all individuals or teams, paid or unpaid, who work in the health or care sector in Greater Manchester or through broader work help improve the health and wellbeing of others.

Janine, pictured with her colleagues at The Height General Practice, will attend the event on July 4 at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.