The local provider of specialist NHS services in Kirklees has held a celebratory event to recognise members of staff who have been named an NHS Hero.
The NHS Heroes initiative was introduced by the former health secretary Andrew Lansley to recognise NHS staff who go the extra mile and to help mark 64 years of the NHS.
NHS Heroes was designed to give everyone in England the chance to acknowledge NHS staff, and for the first time, patients, their friends and families, work colleagues and professional peers could nominate their personal NHS Heroes.
To celebrate their heroes the Trust held a special event at Dean Clough Halifax with presentations made by the Trust’s Chair Ian Black.
Among the 56 individuals and teams recognised was Amanda McKenzie, an occupational therapist, who works at Enfield Down in Honley, which is an inpatient intensive rehabilitation unit for people with mental health problems. She was described as “highly committed and very patient focussed in her work as an occupational therapist in a mental health unit. She works very hard to support both patients and staff. An inspirational woman!”
Chief executive Steven Michael said, “NHS Heroes is a celebration of the very best in the NHS. We see day in day out the dedication our 4,700 staff give to the NHS to ensure the best quality care and experience for people who use our services. It was great to see a range of staff nominated from those providing administrative support to those providing medical care- their dedication and commitment keeps the NHS running smoothly.”