HEALTH visitors have been recognised for their work improving support for mums and babies across Warwickshire.
The National Journal of Health Visiting Awards saw Diane Aldersley, clinical lead for health visiting based at Southam Clinic, receive the top award for leadership.
And Sam Game, clinical lead based at Ellen Badger Hospital in Shipston, came runner up in the innovation category.
The pair were recognised for investing time and energy on top of their management roles to improve support for mums and babies across the county.
Diane has worked to boost mental health facilities for both mums and babies, while Sam set up a charity to improve mental health for children and families. She had also written a book to help children who need glasses.
Warwickshire County Council’s spokesman for health Coun Les Caborn said: “We all recognise how important the right support is in the early years of a child’s life, to ensure happy and healthy futures. Health visitors play a vital role in this by supporting parents, identifying issues early and offering practical help and advice.
“National professional awards such as these, not only shine a light where it is most deserved, they also raise the profile and understanding of how health visiting is so crucially important.
“I am delighted to see Diane and Sam’s efforts recognised through these awards and I thank them for all they continue to do for children in Warwickshire.”