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GMMH administrator is an unsung hero

A GMMH senior administrator has been shortlisted in the prestigious Unsung Hero National Awards.

Brenda Reed, Senior Administrator at the South Community Mental Health Team in Trafford, who has been shortlisted for a 2018 Unsung Hero National Award in the 'Leader of the Year' category.

The award, which is the only national award of its kind “for non-medical/ non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff and volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty", highlights the work and dedication which Brenda has shown in her post.

Candice French, Community Service Manager for Trafford Home Based Treatment, put Brenda forward for the award. She said: “Brenda is very modest and does not appreciate how well she is thought of across our Trust, and I feel she deserves to be celebrated every day."

Helen Cutts, Head of Operations for Trafford and South Manchester, added: "Brenda leads her team positively. Everyone is always welcome and friendly and they get the job done. Brenda always goes the extra mile."

Brenda said: "I felt delighted at the nomination for this award but completely overwhelmed at being shortlisted.  It is so nice to see admin acknowledged for their hard work as I know that all my colleagues in Trafford work extremely hard and would also be deserving of this award.

“To think that Candice has taken the time out of her busy schedule to nominate me and believes that I am worthy of this award makes me feel appreciated and massively respected in my role."

Brenda will be attending the 2018 Unsung Hero Awards at The Principal Hotel in Manchester City Centre on Friday 23 February. The ceremony will be opened by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, and there will also be a speech from Karen Jackson, Interim Chief Executive of Ormskirk and Southport Hospitals NHS Trust.

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