NHS heroes will be honoured by The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards — to be shown on TV for the first time.
The annual celebration of healthcare staff will air on Channel 4 later this year.
NHS heroes will be honoured by The Sun’s Who Cares Wins AwardsCredit: Edward Moss
Our awards, held annually since 2017, celebrate our amazing doctors, nurses, midwives, surgeons, volunteers, researchers and charity workers.
Ian Katz, director of programmes for Channel 4, said: “The past year has reminded us more powerfully than ever before of the debt we owe the remarkable NHS staff and other healthcare workers who have sacrificed so much to keep us healthy.
“So I’m delighted that we are partnering with The Sun to bring their Who Cares Wins Awards ceremony to homes across the country.
“It promises to be a stirring as well as hugely entertaining event.”
The awards are held in conjunction with NHS Charities Together. Last year generous Sun readers raised over £1million for the charity in order to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.
Chief executive Ellie Orton said: “There are so many powerful stories to tell, and this is an opportunity to tell them and show how much we appreciate what they have done and continue to do for all of us.”
Victoria Newton, Editor in Chief of The Sun, said: “There is a crucial public interest in commemorating those who went above and beyond to keep us safe, and I look forward to celebrating the tremendous effort given by those people in such challenging circumstances.”
Boris Johnson with baby Logan at our 2019 awardsCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun
Elaine Sheehan and Matthew Cauldwell with sleeping pods paid for by Sun readers at St Georges HospitalCredit: The Sun
Ellie Orton is the Chief Executive of NHS Charities TogetherCredit: TWITTER/Ellie Orton
PM Boris Johnson was at the last awards in 2019 to honour two porters who saved baby Logan Clifford when he stopped breathing.
He said: “Through my own battle with Covid, I saw first-hand quite how brilliant our NHS is.
“I can’t wait to meet all of the worthy winners in person, hear their stories, and give them my very personal thanks.”
Nominate a winner
WE want you to nominate the selfless medics, researchers and volunteers who made a difference to your life.
It could be the paramedic who rushed to your aid, or midwife who eased a difficult birth.
Tell us what they did and why you think they’d be a worthy winner at thesun.co.uk/whocareswins.
Categories include Best Doctor, Best Midwife and Best Nurse — as well as Ultimate Lifesaver and Best Health Charity.
Keep an eye on these pages for more exciting announcements.