The Sun reveals the finalists for its 2019 Who Cares Wins Health Awards
The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards celebrate staff who go beyond the call of duty to care for patients and make the NHS the treasure it is.
The annual awards, now in their third year, were set up to allow readers to pay tribute to the selfless medics, researchers and volunteers who have touched – or in many cases – saved their lives.
This year, The Sun received a record number of nominations from readers keen to thank their health heroes.
The judging panel – made up of TV doctor and NHS GP Dr Dawn Harper, Professor Chris Moran, the National Clinical Director for Trauma in England, and Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent have whittled entries down into a shortlist.
The Sun will be running a special eight-page pull out in Tuesday’s paper revealing this year’s shortlist, with more information on each finalist.
he Foundation is up for Best Health Charity and was nominated by beneficiary Giselle Moor. Other nominees in this category are Superhero Foundation and Team Domenica.
Best Health Charity - Matt Hampson Foundation
Former England rugby union player Matt Hampson was left paralysed in a scrum in 2005. He can now only breathe with the help of a ventilator but set up his charity the Matt Hampson Foundation to help others. The charity has been nominated by Giselle Moor who took her first steps unaided at its specialist rehabilitation centre.
The winners, including the recipient of the Christina Newbury Memorial Award, will be announced at our star-studded gala awards bash which Matt and Giselle will both be attending.