A health organisation which operates in Bury is in the running to win two national awards.

Bardoc, set up in 1996, is a community benefit not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of urgent health and social care services.

The organisation, which also operates in Bolton, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, has been shortlisted for two National HSJ Awards and will be up against 16 others in the "Primary and Community Care Provider of the Year" and "Primary and Community Care Innovation of the Year" awards.

CEO of Bardoc, Dr Zahid Chauhan, said: “We are honoured to be shortlisted for these prestigious awards amongst such a calibre of other nominees.

“I want to thank all our staff who worked with such compassion on this project while also managing a health pandemic and continue to work tirelessly day and night to support the wider health care system.  

“We are very proud of our work and look forward to many more years of serving our communities.”

The awards aim to "recognise collaborative work to achieve high standards in patient-centred care in the community".

They also recognise "reactive falls services", which deploys a "rapid response to people who have fallen in their own homes, ensuring they get the care and ongoing support they need to live independently and safely".

The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 16, at an awards ceremony in Evolution, London.