A nursing leader has urged YEP readers not to miss out on their chance to name outstanding workers in the field.
Nominations are still open for the YEP Best of Health Awards 2014, which recognise the region’s healthcare heroes.
The nurse of the year category, sponsored by Hays Medical Recruitment, aims to honour the devoted nurses who are incredibly dedicated to their patients.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), which represents nurses across Yorkshire and the UK, is backing the opportunity to praise these hardworking members of staff.
Glenn Turp, regional director of the RCN for the Yorkshire and the Humber region, said: “Awards like these are a great way of celebrating the dedication and hard work of nurses across the region.
“In hospitals, out in the community and many other care settings, nurses use their skills, knowledge and experience to deliver the best possible care they can.
“I would encourage anyone who has seen first-hand how important that commitment can be to speak up and use this fantastic opportunity to nominate a nurse who has made a real difference to their lives or to a loved one.”
Last year’s winner in this category was Lynn Cowling, palliative care nurse at Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley.
She was described as a nursing “angel” and was picked by the judges for her unstinting dedication, including giving out her home phone number to patients.
There’s still time to nominate in all categories of the awards, which will also honour emergency response workers, mental health staff, pharmacists and dentists.
In addition, we want to hear about top doctors, midwives, carers, teams and unsung heroes who may work in any health field.
The closing date is October 19.