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Double award success for health board

13 June 2022

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) is celebrating a double win at the National BAME Health and Care Awards (BAMEHCA).

Dr Akhtar Khan, Consultant Liasion Psychiatrist at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, received the award for Mental Health Initiative. The health board’s Community Development Outreach Team won the Community Initiative of the Year award.

Hywel Dda UHB’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff were shortlisted in a total of nine categories.

Maria Battle, Chair of Hywel Dda UHB and the health board’s BAME Advisory Group, said: “Many congratulations to Dr Khan, our Community Outreach Team, and all the nominees. The health board is hugely grateful for all their hard work, dedication, and expertise. They have all made us very proud.”

The BAMEHCA is an annual event, hosted by DiversityQ, that recognises the hard work and resilience of BAME professionals in the UK health and care sectors. This year’s event was held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Thursday 9 June.