It’s your last chance to suggest stars of the health world to be recognised in the YEP Best of Health Awards 2013.
We’ve been inundated with entries for the initiative, which is designed to reward those health workers from across the district who have gone the extra mile for their patients or clients.
But there’s still time to suggest those who should be praised publicly for their hard work and dedication.
We’re still especially keen to hear about marvellous midwives who deserve to be honoured.
And we would like to know about the district’s amazing opticians, who are helping their clients to see better as well as maintaining their vital eye health.
There’s also an opportunity to make nominations in all categories, including for doctors, nurses, teams and dentists.
Brian Nuttney, YEP deputy editor, said: “The response to this year’s Best of Health Awards has been fantastic.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for them and by the strength of feeling towards the wonderful health workers of our district.
“But we don’t want to miss anyone out who deserves to be recognised – so now’s the time to ensure they are nominated.
“Make sure you provide us with a full explanation of why the person you’re putting forward is so special.”
New for this year is the Pharmacist of the Year category, while there’s also a chance to praise paid or unpaid carers and anyone at all working in the health field can be put forward in the unsung hero category.
For the second year, the awards are being sponsored by West Yorkshire health cash plan firm Sovereign Health Care.
Russ Piper, chief executive of Bradford-based Sovereign, said: “We feel that it is important to acknowledge and appreciate the hard work of the region’s health care professionals.”
The winners will be picked by a judging panel and announced at an awards lunch on October 21 at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds.