Here’s your chance to thank your hero health workers.
There’s still time to nominate in the YEP Best of Health Awards 2014, which will highlight those members of staff who care for people when they’re at their most vulnerable.
And the director of public health for Leeds has thrown his weight behind the event, saying they are a great chance to show gratitude to those who most deserve it.
Dr Ian Cameron said: “Every day there is an army of paid and unpaid people throughout Leeds doing their bit to make Leeds a healthier place to live and the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Best of Health Awards are an opportunity to say a special thank you to some of them.”
This year’s awards, sponsored by Sovereign Health Care, includes ten categories aimed at covering a wide range of health fields.
We are looking for top doctors, including GPs and hospital doctors, and nurses – who may be based in any setting.
In addition, we’ve introduced two new categories this year, for mental health workers in Leeds and Wakefield and also for emergency response workers from the region.
We also want to hear about carers, either paid or unpaid, and unsung heroes from any health sphere.
Other categories are for pharmacists, dentists, midwives and teams of health workers.
After the closing date of October 19, our panel of expert judges will draw up a shortlist for each category and will pick the winners, based on information provided in the nominations.
All the shortlisted nominees will be invited to a glitzy awards lunch on December 8, when the winners will be announced.
Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “We’d like to thank Dr Cameron for backing our awards, which we hope will highlight those who very much deserve recognition for their hard work.
“We’re delighted with the response to the awards so far but I urge all readers to use this opportunity to name their health heroes.
“This is your chance to ensure people doing such worthwhile work are praised for going that extra mile for their patients.”