The local specialist NHS Trust is encouraging members of the public, NHS staff, carers and local organisations to nominate someone they think is deserving of the health hero award as part of the Reporter Series’ Local Heroes awards.
For the first time, the Reporter Series, is celebrating special members of the community through its Local Heroes awards. The awards are designed to recognise a person or a group who has made a difference to someone’s life. The Trust is keen to see people who are involved in mental health and learning disabilities amongst the nominations.
The South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services, is particularly calling on people who use its services, carers, partner organisations and staff to nominate someone who works for the Trust for the health hero category.
The Health Service Hero of the Year award recognises the achievements of someone who works in the field of health care who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. The winner could be a nurse, doctor, therapist, dietician or physiotherapist who has made a real difference, who has dedicated their time and shown the commitment to helping others.
The Trust’s director of human resources Alan Davies said, "Staff across the Trust are already looking at examples of their best practice to enter into our own Excellence awards 2010. The awards recognise excellence across the Trust and alongside this we are encouraging anyone to nominate for the Reporter Series awards as further recognition of the real difference our services can make to people’s lives. As a Foundation Trust we are accountable to our members so it is important we meet local expectations and we hope our staff will be among those nominated in the health hero category."
The awards, sponsored by Kirklees Council, NHS Kirklees and West Yorkshire Police, will culminate in a ceremony at Dewsbury Town Hall on Tuesday 7th December.
More information about the Trust’s Excellence awards can be found online at www.southwestyorkshire.co.uk