‘He puts the patient at the heart of everything he does’ – Moggerhanger hospice worker wins Good Morning Britain award live on national television
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A ‘remarkable young man’ who gave up his time for free at a Moggerhanger hospice before landing a role there in palliative care has been recognised for his work at an awards ceremony shown on national television.
Frazer Allison was nominated in ITV’s Good Morning Britain Health Awards for his amazing work at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, which saw him volunteer for seven years before getting his current domestic assisant role two years ago.
He was given the Community Health Star award by presenter Ranvir Singh and former professional footballer and presenter Chris Kamara.
Frazer said: “It was an interesting awards ceremony – Kamara made my day by saying ‘That’s unbelievable Frazer!’
“For me, it was brilliant to meet all the other nominees which included members of the London Ambulance Service who attended to the injured at the Westminster attack in March.”
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Frazer got to rub shoulders with celebrity guests including Pixie Lott, Russell Watson and Peter Andre at the ceremony in London, and he dedicated the gong to everyone who works in palliative care.
“It was a massive shock to be nominated in the first place,” he said.
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“I thought it was a joke, I feel I have just been doing my job.
“It was nice to be highlighted, but the team here at Sue Ryder St John’s are all winners of this award with me.”
It was the hospice’s fundraising manager Shirley Scotcher who nominated the 20-year-old for the award.
She said: “He is a remarkable young man who puts patients and their families at ease.
“He is able to walk into a room where the patient is very poorly and smile, speaking with the patient and family in a very sensitive way.
“He works even when it’s his day off, and he puts the patient at the heart of everything he does.
“Frazer is a stunning example of the incredible care that Sue Ryder provides, and goes to show that our care is provided at every level.”
For more on the hospice, visit www.sueryder.org/care-centres/hospices/st-johns-hospice.