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Top Achievement Award for Leonard Cheshire’s Rachel Kane

Congratulations to Rachel Kane for winning an Advancing Healthcare Award.


Rachel, a clinical assistant with Leonard Cheshire, won the award for her dedicated work supporting service-users at the charity’s Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI) Unit in Belfast.


The Advancing Healthcare Awards have been running for almost 20 years and celebrate the achievements of allied health professionals and healthcare scientists leading innovative healthcare practice across the UK.   

 Rachel’s award was in the category of outstanding achievement by an apprentice, support worker or non-registered technician.  “I wasn’t expecting to win as the awards were very competitive with over 200 applicants,” said Rachel.


“It’s such an incredible achievement to be recognised for my work and I’m proud to showcase our unit. Our unit is the first of its kind throughout the island of Ireland and to win an award highlights the amazing work that the team do in rehabilitating people who have been diagnosed with an Alcohol Related Brain Injury”.  


Leonard Cheshire’s ARBI Unit provides rehabilitation for people with Alcohol Related Brain Injury and bridges the gap between acute hospital setting and the community.


The ARBI Unit’s main aim is to support service-users to increase their cognitive functioning, maximise their independence with daily living skills, manage abstinence from alcohol, and successfully reintegrate into the community.   


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