Somerset Care has announced Liz Harper as the winner of this year’s ‘Harry Patch Outstanding Manager Award’.
The Harry Patch Award was first presented in 2009, following the passing of the ‘Last Surviving Tommy’, Harry Patch, who lived at Fletcher House, Somerset Care’s home in Wells. The award is presented annually to an outstanding Somerset Care Manager who has demonstrated exceptional service.
By unanimous decision, following a large number of nominations, Liz Harper, Head of Quality and Clinical Governance, was announced as the winner this year. Liz has been instrumental in improving quality standards across the company and supporting three ‘Outstanding’ ratings from CQC for the Halcon Centre in Taunton, Frith House in Burnham-on-Sea and Grovelands in Yeovil.
Speaking on Liz’s achievement, Chief Executive, Dr Jane Townson said: “Liz has made an outstanding contribution to improving quality standards across all our services. She has a laser focus on improving outcomes for the people we support and is always encouraging further thinking on how to enhance quality of life and promote independence of older and disabled people. Liz and her team conduct thorough ‘Quality Health Checks’ and provide Managers with valuable feedback to help them raise the bar. Liz has a reputation for being a great listener – she is approachable, consistent, fair and empathetic. Managers regularly seek Liz out for support and advice on how they can evidence and gain recognition for the fantastic work they are doing to ensure our customers live as happily and healthily as possible.”
Liz was presented with the award at Somerset Care’s Central Office long service celebration.