A team who give “120 per cent” caring for people with life-limiting illnesses have been recognised for their dedication.
Staff at the Rosewood Centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital have been nominated in the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards.
The team, who provide palliative day support and therapy, have been put forward in the Team of the Year category.
Julie Pagan, senior sister at the centre, nominated them because of their boundless efforts.
In her nomination form she said: “Nothing is too much trouble for any member of staff or the wonderful volunteers who help us out.
“I know everyone will always go the extra mile for any of our patients.
“I would be thrilled if they were successful and received the recognition they so richly deserve.”
The centre provides support for people with life-limiting illnesses and their carers, helping them come to terms with the physical effects and also the psychological impact.
Team members include specialist nurses, a palliative care consultant and physiotherapist.
Complementary therapies are also offered by staff including an aromatherapist and an artist who helps patients to produce pieces of art.
There are eight core team members at the centre and they liaise closely with other staff, including Macmillan nurses and hospital colleagues.
Julie said over the last few years there had been several upheavals at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the service, but during that time their service had proved very successful.
“Every single member of the team gives 120 per cent,” she said.
“I think my team are great people and they deserve to be recognised.”
She added that they were delighted to be nominated.
“It’s a morale boost for us,” she added.
“It’s lovely that they are going to be recognised for the hard work that they do.