Leeds United's Elland Road stadium to host winners of YEP Health Awards

They are the heroes of healthcare in Leeds who have been judged to be a cut above the rest.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 10:00 am
Judges for this year's YEP Health Awards.

Today the winners of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s 2019 Health Awards will be revealed.

Following a flood of entries for accolades across 11 different categories, a specialist panel of judges have selected the winners who stand out from the crowd when it comes to health, public and voluntary sectors in our city.

And they will be revealed at a special awards afternoon today, held at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium.

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Hosted by BBC Look North’s Harry Gration, the celebrations will include an exclusive tour of the stadium and a drinks reception kindly sponsored by the new alcohol-free spirit Amplify.

It comes after the YEP last month unveiled our long-awaited shortlist for the winners across the 11 Health Awards categories, after our judges completed the difficult task of choosing which of the many worth nominees most deserved to be invited to today’s awards celebration.

YEP Editor Laura Collins said: “This is one of the most rewarding parts of the job - to be able to share the extraordinary stories of the seemingly ordinary people who make Leeds such a fantastic city to live and work in. “

Judges this year included Coun Helen Hayden, who chairs Leeds City Council’s adults, health and active lifestyles scrutiny board; Healthwatch Leeds chief executive Hannah Davies, and trainee GP Hannah Barham-Brown, a disability campaigner.

And rounding off the judging panel this year was Russ Piper, chief executive of main health awards sponsor Sovereign Health Care.

A spokeswoman for Amplify said: "Making healthy choices doesn’t mean less fun. Gone are the days of lime and sodas or elderflower cordials and here’s to a new era of mindful drinking."