Emergency health workers and mental health staff need your award nominations

The Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2013 held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds. Picture by James Hardisty.
The Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2013 held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds. Picture by James Hardisty.
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The vital work done by nurses, paramedics and mental health workers saves countless lives in Yorkshire every year.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is appealing to readers in a bid to get them to nominate the unsung health heroes that deserve that extra bit of recognition at this year’s YEP Best of Health Awards.

The annual prize-giving aims to reward workers in a range of fields, from dentists and GPs to midwives and carers, who have gone beyond the call of duty.

And there’s still time to nominate your unsung health care hero in any of our 10 categories before Sunday’s closing date.

Nicola Furbisher, YEP managing editor, said: “The work of emergency health staff and those working in mental health often goes unnoticed despite it’s vital importance. We want you to make sure the work of those in Yorkshire, who have dedicated their lives to helping others, is given the recognition it deserves.”

After the closing date our panel of expert judges will draw up a shortlist for each category and pick the winners. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to a glitzy lunch for the awards on December 8 when the winners will be announced. Nominees could also win the prestigious Overall Judge’s Award.


Get your nominations in now – visit www2.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/healthawards_2014/enter/index.php 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.

The closing date is October 19.

Winners will be picked by a panel of judges and revealed at an awards lunch on December 8.


Dentist of the year

Doctor of the year

Team of the year

Nurse of the year

Midwife of the year

Mental Health Worker of the year

Carer of the year

Unsung Hero

Pharmacist of the year

Emergency Response Worker of the year

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