Missionale Care Centre remains a “health champion” after scooping most of the awards at Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Health and Wellness awards held in the city last week.
Companies, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and schools in Nelson Mandela Bay were invited to enter for the awards, which acknowledge best practice in health and wellness.
This year’s new entries included SA Canopy, which took first place in the medium enterprise category. Orion Engineered Carbons was the small enterprise winner and Lumotech, another new entry into the competition, took first place in the large enterprise category with Borbet SA receiving a certificate of commendation.
In the NGO category, Missionvale Care Centre took the honours while second place was awarded to Care Ministries and third place St Francis Hospice.
A special category for public service was added this year with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality winning this award.
A new category, the metro’s Wellness Champion, was won by Dr Johan Strombeck – a retired doctor and volunteer at the general practitioners’ unit at the Missionvale Care Centre.
This new award recognises the efforts of an individual who is driving health and wellness in their organisation thus contributing to health and wellness in the metro.
Strombeck thanked the chamber’s health and wellness task team and judges.
“It brings tears to my eyes when I think of our patients. This recognition is truly humbling as I don’t do this to win any awards,” said Strombeck.
Linda van Oudheusden, who received the NGO category award on behalf of Missionvale Care Centre said: “These awards add credibility to our centre and help to further our services to the poor.”
Xolile Ketse of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality said: “These awards recognise the efforts out there and make sure we pull together so that every individual in South Africa receives optimum health.”
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