Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach has announced Malpas's Prospect House has been put forward for a national award to mark the 70th birthday of the National Health Service.

The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM, was set up to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.

MPs in England were called on to put forward outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how local health and care services provide care for patients.

Nominations closed on March 23, and now Ms Sandbach has revealed Prospect House is being put forward for the the Care and Compassion Award.

As nominated by constituents, the following are now the official nominees representing the Eddisbury constituency in the national competition:

Ms Sandbach MP said she was delighted to be involved in nominating Prospect House, plus three more from her wider constituency.

“Everyone in Eddisbury is rightly proud of our local NHS and care services," she said.

"I’m delighted to be taking part in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards as a way of thanking and recognising the people who work in or support those services.

“As well as getting behind our nominees for these awards, I hope local people will take the opportunity to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday in other ways, whether it’s by finding out more about its history, sharing their NHS memories and stories, getting involved in local events and tea parties, or being inspired to keep themselves well and use health services wisely."

Other nominees are Dr Penny Preston from Winsford; the Neighbourhood Care Team, West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Communications and Engagement Team, NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group.

Regional champions in each category, which will be announced on May 21.

These regional champions will then be judged by a high-level panel, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday, July 4 – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.