Trust celebrates Excellence at annual staff awards ceremony
Rising stars, unsung heroes, outstanding leaders and teams improving health and care were all recognised last night at the Trust’s annual Excellence awards.
Held on Thursday 4 May at Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield, over 220 staff attended the ceremony as winners from across 11 categories were announced. The awards celebrate and recognise the difference that individuals and teams – both clinical and non-clinical – make to the lives of local people.
The shortlisted nominees were chosen from over 220 entries by a judging panel of staff representing all professions from across the Trust’s services and districts, joined by representatives from the Trust’s members’ council and partner organisations.
Categories awarded on the night included outstanding achievement, presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the NHS, and social responsibility and sustainability excellence – a new category for 2023 recognising the Trust’s future ambitions.
Chief executive Mark Brooks said: “There is a wealth of great work for us to celebrate at our Trust and I am proud that we could shine a spotlight on it at our Excellence awards. It was a fantastic evening showcasing the very best of our Trust and a positive reminder of the values-led work that is making a difference to our local communities every day.”
Chair Marie Burnham said: “I’d like to congratulate every individual and team nominated for an Excellence award as they represent the outstanding work happening each and every day across our organisation. It was an honour and a pleasure to formally celebrate our staff on this amazing night.”
Find out about all our finalists.
Excellence in improving health
- Kirklees physical health and wellbeing team
- Barnsley school aged immunisation service
Excellence in improving care
- Wakefield CAMHS eating disorder team
- Kirklees individual placement and support service
Excellence in improving use of resources
- Calderdale and Kirklees CAMHS ADHD non-medical prescribers
- Implementation and success of international nurse recruitment
Equality and involvement excellence
- Equality and inclusion team and the forensics care group
- Wakefield Future in Mind mental health support team
Partnership working excellence
- ADHD and autism service
- Barnsley virtual ward pathway
Social responsibility and sustainability excellence
- Mental Health Museum
- Live Well Wakefield
- Simon Linford
- Qaasim Bulbuliya
Leader of the year
- Lindzi Eaton-Ward
- Sandra Butler
- Kieran Sullivan
- Amy Willis
- Shanique Simpson
- Richard Watterston
Chair and chief executive’s award
- The EPMA team
- Gillian Cowell
- Berit Ritchie