Bruno Holthof, the head of OUH Trust presented the awards at Age UK Oxfordshire's Annual General Meeting on 16 November. The Oxfordshire annual Dignity in Care Awards has been running since 2012 to publicise and recognise where truly outstanding care has been given. Local people to nominate organisations, care settings, paid staff and volunteers who have gone that extra mile to deliver real dignity in care. Awards encompassed all care settings and individuals, including leadership, communications awards and even campaigning awards to help to create a climate where delivering dignity in care becomes the norm rather than the exception.
Paul Cann CEO AgeUk Oxfordshire said "To define dignity - I am sure we each have our own way of describing this, but to me it is about seeing the person, respecting them and responding to them as an individual human being. "We want to find nurses, healthcare assistants, care workers and carers who have led the way in their area or agency."