On the lookout for the unsung heroes of health in West Yorkshire

Unsung hero 2013, Karen Stead.

Unsung hero 2013, Karen Stead.

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FROM fundraisers to volunteers, an army of people work behind-the-scenes in the world of healthcare.

And there’s still time to put forward those unsung heroes for a YEP Best of Health Award.

In this category, we want to hear about anyone at all who deserves special recognition and often doesn’t get it.

They could be dealing with patients on a daily basis, or working quietly but carrying out vital tasks which help improve services for everyone.

Last year’s winner was patient-turned-campaigner Karen Stead, who had not only overcome pancreatic cancer but since then dedicated herself to boosting support for fellow patients.

This time we’re looking for someone just as deserving in the unsung hero category, which has been sponsored by Managers in Partnership (MiP).

The specialist trade union represents and speaks for healthcare managers, who are an essential part of healthcare teams as they work with clinicians and other staff to deliver dignified, effective healthcare and with patients and carers to improve their experience.

An MiP spokesman said they were delighted to back the awards.

“Healthcare managers are dedicated but they are under considerable pressure as they work to meet increasing demand in the face of tightening budgets.

“They are usually unseen, and many are unsung heroes in the healthcare team. We know there are many other unsung heroes making a difference for patients and carers and we welcome this opportunity to sponsor this award and celebrate their work.”

Nominations in the Best of Health Awards close on Sunday but there’s still time to name your top health worker.

*For more information about MiP, visit miphealth.org.uk

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