We’re chosen as best organisation at awards honouring #hellomynameis doctor

Date: 12 September 2017

We’ve been chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care.

Judges commended our recent successes, and recognised the Trust for its ambitious and innovative way of delivering care which makes a long-term, measurable difference to people’s lives.

The winners of the awards, which also included team and individual categories, were announced at the annual Health and Innovation Care Expo in Manchester on 12 September.

The awards are named after Kate Granger, a doctor who passed away from cancer earlier this year. Kate was behind the national #hellomynameis campaign which encourages healthcare professionals to always introduce themselves to patients.

Chief executive Rob Webster said: “Kate dedicated her life to promoting compassion in the NHS, launching the #hellomynameis campaign, a simple and brilliant way of building empathy, compassion and connection between people.

“This is a campaign that we’ve adopted and it’s also something that we live through our values. These support our recruitment, staff training and supervision too. So Kate’s legacy is felt every day when our staff care compassionately for people and our local communities. As Kate was from Huddersfield and worked in Wakefield, I hope we are doing her proud.

“Despite everything that is going on in the NHS at the moment, and with the pressures we are all facing, winning this award is testament to our staff and the values they hold.”