‘Honour’ of winning YEP Best of Health Award

Unsung Hero Award winner Lisa Beaumont is presented with her award by Jane Carter and Clare Frisby

Unsung Hero Award winner Lisa Beaumont is presented with her award by Jane Carter and Clare Frisby

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A previous winner of a YEP Best of Health Award has urged people to nominate their health stars.

Lisa Beaumont, senior play specialist at Leeds Children’s Hospital, was named the Unsung Hero of the Year in the awards in 2014.

She said she was surprised and delighted to win the award.

“It was a really humbling experience,” she said.

“It was nominated by the public, the children and families I work with at the hospital. It meant a lot, not only to me, but to the whole team - the play team and the Leeds Children’s Transplant Team.”

Lisa dedicated her award to the children she looks after, with the judges highlighting her “sheer dedication”. She was described in her nomination as “the kindest person we have ever had the pleasure to meet” by the parents of one young patient and said to be “totally selfless”.

She said that the Best of Health Awards were a great opportunity to meet other healthcare workers.

“It was lovely to hear about all the other worthy winners and their stories,” she added.

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There’s still time to nominate in the Best of Health Awards, which recognise the city’s incredibly dedicated and skilled health care workers who go that extra mile to make a real difference to people’s lives.

The 11 categories include those for community health workers, mental health staff, unsung heroes and teams. There’s also chance to honour carers, emergency response workers, doctors, nurses, practice managers and midwives, and there’s a special recognition award for an incredible individual, team or family.

The closing date is November 1.

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