Wellchild Award 2016 for Zoe’s Place

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool has been named Inspirational Health Team of the Year at the prestigious WellChild Awards.

The service Zoe’s Place provides to life-limited babies and their families in and around the Liverpool area is incredible, and we are thrilled that it has been selected from hundreds of other nominations as the winner of this award. Its staff provide exemplary care to the babies it looks after, something that was recognised by WellChild Children’s Nurse, Elaine O’Brien, who has seen the work of Zoe’s Place first hand.

The hospice provides valuable support to babies and young children across the North West, including those with long term ventilation needs. It also offers monthly breaks for families who care for the babies and children in its care.

Elaine said:

“I have experienced first-hand the impact of the compassion, reassurance and support that this hospice team brings to families. However, this support is also opened up to the professional team, as they always go the extra mile to help their local colleagues and pace the child at the heart of any situation. Zoe’s Place Liverpool nurses have surpassed any of the expectations I had, and continue to provide a first class, compassionate and caring environment for all the children they care for.”

WellChild’s Director of Programmes, Linda Partridge, said: “It is a tremendous challenge to select winners from the many, many truly amazing nominations we receive from all over the country. All the panel members are moved by the bravery of the children, the stories of selfless care and support and the dedication of the doctors, nurses, teachers, brothers and sisters who make a great difference to the lives of seriously ill children and young people. Zoe’s Place, Liverpool, truly deserves to be the winner of this award.