Defoe Court Care Team wins top Health Care Team of the Year Award at The Northern Echo Health and CaThe Care Team at HC-One’s Defoe Court in Newton Aycliffe, a residential and nursing care home, was crowned the winner of the Health Care Team of the Year Award at the Northern Echo Health and Care Awards 2022.

The awards ceremony took place virtually on Thursday 28th April. The awards celebrated and recognised those who have gone the extra mile, shining a spotlight on those who richly deserve credit who have risen to the challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, overcoming adversity, showing strength, bravery, kindness, compassion and tenacity to serve their local communities, continuing to put others first.

Defoe Court Care Team was recognised by the judges for demonstrating the impact they have had on others, shown outstanding team working skills, communication and the ability to work together when faced with a variety of challenges.

The Defoe Court Care Team consistently develop innovative ways to constantly drive up their standards, skills and expertise for the benefit of all the Residents at the home. 

Sarah Todd, Home Manager at Defoe Court Care Home, said:
“What a fantastic achievement, I am incredibly proud of all of the team at Defoe Court Care Home who go above and beyond for our Residents each day and we are delighted to be recognised as a winner at these well-established awards.”

James Tugendhat, HC-One’s Chief Executive Officer, said, 
“We are delighted that the team at Defoe Court Care have been selected as the winner by the judging panel at The Northern Echo Health and Care Awards this year. This is an amazing achievement, and I am so proud. 

“Being selected as a winner at these prestigious awards is a testament to the dedication the team has demonstrated, even in the most challenging of times. The team at Defoe Court Care Home have truly gone above and beyond to provide the kindest care to Residents living in Defoe Court Care Home and support to Colleagues, Relatives and those within the local community, supporting our mission to be the first-choice care provider in each of the communities that we serve.”