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Unsung Hero Award
Andy Tobin & Ali Jallow: the winners of 2017 Unsung Hero Award
Andy Tobin & Ali Jallow, security operatives at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, were nominated for our award by Ben Granger.
It was the first time we have ever given a joint award for two nominees.
Ali and Andy demonstrated incredible compassion for a patient who absconded from the A&E department they work in. They followed the patient, who is a professional kickboxer, and prevented her from jumping off a bridge in an attempt to end her own life.
They managed to save her, but not without suffering personal harm to themselves. Thankfully they were able to ensure that the patient received appropriate treatment. This really is an inspirational example of non-medical staff going beyond the call of duty and is why they were selected.
Read the article by Manchester Evening News featuring Ali & Andy' s story: "Honour for security guards who stopped a woman from throwing herself off a bridge."
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