We’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to nursing as we call for nominations for your health heroes.
We are urging people across West Yorkshire to tell us about the health care workers and volunteers who have gone the extra mile for others ahead of the YEP Best of Health Awards 2016, which are sponsored by Sovereign Health Care.
And our Nurse of the Year award, sponsored by the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds, will recognise nurses who are dedicated and devoted to each and every one of their patients.
Whether they work on hospital wards, in the community, or in secure settings like prisons or mental health units, we want to know why they deserve to be given this accolade.
They could be a practice nurse in a GP surgery, providing care to patients with a whole range of conditions, or they might be working in another health care setting like a nursing home or hospice.
Readers have until October 19 to nominate their health heroes ahead of a glitzy awards ceremony at The Queen’s Hotel on December 5.
Retired head of nursing for Leeds, Betty Smithson, said: “I would encourage any patient who has had excellent treatment with regards to their nursing to nominate them.
“The nursing standard is incredible at the moment and everybody appreciates it – there are so many who do valuable work and deserve to be recognised.”
Last year’s winner, Jenny Stevenson, was hailed for going “above and beyond” to support inmates at Wetherby Young Offenders’ Institute despite staffing challenges.
Nurse of the Year is one of 10 categories for which we are seeking nominations this year.
To submit a 200-word nomination online visit jpeventsnorth.co.uk/yep/events/best-of-health-awards.
Alternatively, send nominations to Karen Goodridge-Cross, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, No1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.
Mark your entry with the category and provide your nominee’s full name, job title, work address and contact details.
Email Karengoodridgefirstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.