THE finalists have been chosen for the the South Wales Health and Care Awards 2022 and Sparkle have 3 nominations at this years event.

The awards, run by the South Wales Argus and its sister publications, are back for the sixth year and the finalists include frontline and behind the scenes workers, as well as organisatons including Sparkle St Johns Ambulance, and The Grange emergency department.

There are 15 categories in the 2022 awards and - following nominations from the public - the finalists for each category have been confirmed. With both Sparkle Founder Dr Sabine Maguire and MediCinema’s Megan Jones nominated in the Volunteer of the Year category. While Sparkle itself has earned a finalist place amongst the “Health Charity of the Year”

Held in association with the University of South Wales (USW), the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place at Rougemont School in Newport on Thursday, September 29.

Gavin Thompson, editor of the South Wales Argus said: "Congratulations to all our finalists. We had some phenomenal entries to this year's awards, which is not surprising considering the challenges our health and care professionals overcome every day.They are everyday heroes and I'm pleased that we are able to celebrate just a few of them in these awards.”

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