This week will see the winners crowned in The Packet's Cornwall Health Care Awards taking place virtually this Thursday.

The Cornwall Health & Social Care Awards, which are hosted by Good Morning Britain's Dr Hilary Jones and supported by celebrities such as Lesley Joseph and Lewis Moody, will be held on the Packet Newspaper's Facebook page on Thursday July 24 from 7pm.

The awards are being held to celebrate our incredible front line workers such as nurses, GPs, emergency services, care workers, teachers, shop workers, fundraisers or even neighbours who have put themselves before others over the past 18 months during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The award categories and finalists are as follows:

Health and Social Care Employer Award

  • Swallowcourt - Swallowcourt
  • FalCare - FalCare
  • Sharon Keast - Hillcrest Nursing Home

GP Practice of the Year

  • Bodriggy surgery In Hayle - Bodriggy surgery In Hayle
  • Mullion Health Centre - Mullion Health Centre
  • Sunnyside Surgery - Sunnyside Surgery

Adolescent and Child Health Care Award

  • Coastline Housing - Coastline Housing
  • Finn Mitchell - Finns Army

Health Care Team Award

  • Philiphaugh Care Team - Philiphaugh Manor Care Home
  • Woodlands Team - Achieve Together
  • Phaedra Gridley - Breage House

The Care Worker Award

  • Amy Hurrell - Alexandra's Community Care
  • Jenny Trinder - Motor Neuron Disease team

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999 Award

  • Cornwall Air Ambulance - Cornwall Air Ambulance
  • Falmouth RNLI - Falmouth RNLI
  • Cornwall Blood Bikes - Cornwall Blood Bikes

Best Young Fundraiser

  • Freddie Gwilliams - Childrens Hospice SW
  • Jago Wickett - The Mermaid Centre
  • Mia Richardson - Blackwood House

Best Key Worker Award

  • Greg Messam - Karrek Community CIC
  • Nigel Wilson - Millbrook Healthcare
  • Christopher Stoyles - Ladock School

Unsung Hero Award

  • Keith Haley Coombe - House Residential
  • Sarah Giles - Able Care

The Good Nurse Award

  • Tracey Hembrough - Atlantic Medical
  • Helen Hampton - Cornwall addiction Nurse

Hero of the Year Award

  • Debbie Childs - Able Care
  • Katy Hutchinson - CHAOS Group

The Cornwall Health & Social Care Awards event is sponsored by Swallowcourt and supported by category sponsors Big Box Advertising Ltd, Proud to Care Cornwall, Cornwall Ambulance Service, Fal Care, Trew Care, Cornwall Home & Garden magazine, Kernow Health CIC, Heart of the South Care Agency, CAHSC, TXM Healthcare, South West Farmer and The Cornish Hamper Store.