We have started our search to find our health superstars – and we need your help to find them.
Nominations can now be made in the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2014.
Three years ago, we started the awards to give readers the chance to show their gratitude to the health workers who have treated them, cared for them or even saved their lives.
This year we again want to praise the people who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure their patients receive the best treatment or support.
And after the awards were hugely successful last year, the 2014 event will be even bigger and better.
There are ten categories for this year’s awards, including for those stalwarts of the health field, doctors, nurses and midwives.
We will also be recognising deserving dentists and fantastic pharmacists, as well as paid or unpaid carers.
With the Unsung Hero category, we want to hear about absolutely anyone working in health or social care whose work goes unnoticed but who makes a vital contribution.
For this year’s awards, we are also introducing two new categories – one to recognise emergency response workers in the health field and the other to highlight the excellent work done by mental health workers.
Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our third YEP Best of Health Awards and we hope readers will help us make them the best yet.
“We know there are so many people working across the district who very much deserve to be praised and thanked publicly – and this is a chance to make that happen.”
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.
One of the nominees who especially impresses will also given the Overall Judge’s Award.
For the third year running, Bradford firm Sovereign Health Care is sponsoring the awards.
Chief executive Russ Piper said: “Although health care has advanced and changed beyond all recognition during the 141 years that Sovereign has been around, the skills and dedication of people working in the industry has always been the key to providing excellent health care services and the Best of Health Awards is a great way of recognising them.”
* Get your nominations in now – visit www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk to fill in an online form.
Alternatively, send your nominations to Kayla Lindsay, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.
Please mark your entry with the category and provide your nominee’s full name, job title, work address and telephone number and if possible an email address.
Also include your own name, address, phone number and email address, as well as 200 words explaining why you have made the nomination.