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Posted on Aug 3 2023 by Fiona Bailey

St Andrew’s Healthcare is among the inspiring individuals, environmental projects, tourist attractions and established businesses in Northamptonshire that have made the finals of the NNBN Awards.

There were more than 170 submissions made to the county’s newest awards schemes, and the mental health charity has been shortlisted in the Charity of the Year category.

St Andrew’s Healthcare was nominated for the work it does with the hospital’s patients, encouraging them to engage in meaningful therapeutic activities and to have hope for their recovery and future.

Some of the cohort of patients have extremely complicated mental health needs and therefore require specialist care within a secure inpatient setting.

The Charity also provides care for under 18s, specialist treatment for brain injury patients, round-the-clock care for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease and veteran support.

St Andrew’s Healthcare’s CEO Dr Vivienne McVey said: “We are truly honoured and humbled to have been shortlisted within the Charity of the Year category, but we are also going up against some very worthwhile charities who also deserve to be recognised for the work they do.

“Our staff work incredibly hard looking after our patients, some of whom have some very complex mental health needs. We are absolutely committed to inspiring hope for the people in our care and showing them what their recovery can look like. We’re very much looking forward to the awards ceremony.

NNBN Director Simon Cox said: “We have been staggered and delighted by the sheer number of entries, a testament to the broad range of talent, expertise and innovation we have here in Northamptonshire. Our independent group of handpicked judges had a challenging task.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and congratulations to all our finalists. We look forward to seeing you on the night.”

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa in October 2023.

For more information about the NNBN Awards, click here.