The Charity Film Awards (en)
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Joshua & His Healthwatch Hero

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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we asked children across Essex to design bunting which would be displayed in local hospitals, celebrating the people in health and social care who have made the greatest difference to them - their 'Healthcare Hero'. We received more than 1000 entries and senior leaders from across the health and social care system in the county came together to judge the entries.

Joshua won the Healthwatch Essex Patient Experience Award for his bunting design showing his cardiac consultant, Dr Babu, saving his life when he was born prematurely. We decided to reunite Joshua with Dr Babu and spontaneously film what happened.

The result was this poignant film which shares a child's experience and perceptions of healthcare in Essex. Captured entirely on our phones, and without any budget, it has gone on to be viewed tens of thousands of times. We believe it celebrates the NHS at its finest, reminds NHS staff of the importance of their work, and gives hope to families going through IVF or those who have had premature babies.

Please vote for Josh and Dr Babu!

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