Towell House Care home celebrates best kept award win

Staff and residents at an east Belfast residential home are celebrating after winning a 2009 award for Best Kept Health and Social Care Facility.

Towell House on King’s Road also came runner up in the residential category of the awards in the Belfast Health Trust Region.

Winners were judged in the three categories — Best Kept Day Care Facilities, Best Kept Residential Facilities and Best Kept Healthcare Facilities.

Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) judges inspected facilities for general tidiness, cleanliness and environmental enhancement.

All winners receive a personalised sign, a trophy and a monetary award towards future projects. Runners up receive a special framed certificate and a monetary prize.

The environmental awards are organised annually by the NIAC and sponsored by independent retail group SuperValu.

NIAC announced the province’s Best Kept Health and Social Care Facilities at Antrim Day Centre recently.

Almost 100 health and social care premises across Northern Ireland entered the Best Kept Awards this year and NIAC judges have been visiting the facilities since June to find the best kept medical practices, daycare centres, clinics and residential homes.

Doreen Muskett MBE, president of NIAC praised the winners.

“The SuperValu Best Kept Awards were established to encourage Northern Ireland’s health and social care facilities to keep their buildings clean and green. We would like to congratulate Towell House and praise them for the hard work it took to succeed,” she said.