They’re the best of the best - the shortlist for the YEP Best of Health Awards has been revealed.
From doctors to nurses, dieticians to mental health workers, these are the people our readers wanted to put forward for this year’s awards.
After a huge number of entries, these were the nominations picked to be shortlisted in the awards and considered by our expert judging panel.
Winners will be revealed at the awards lunch at the Queens Hotel next Monday [Dec 5].
Nicola Furbisher, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “Every year we are stunned by the calibre of entries and this year was no exception.
“We wanted to hear about those health workers who have had a huge impact on the lives of their patients and we weren’t disappointed.
“Some of the stories were so moving and we were impressed by every nomination.
“Anyone who is shortlisted should feel incredibly proud.
“I’m looking forward to meeting all these fantastic people at the awards ceremony and highlighting their wonderful work.”
At the glitzy awards lunch at The Queens Hotel, the winners will be announced and the shortlisted nominee who especially impresses will be given the Overall Judges’ Award.
For the fifth year, Sovereign Health Care is sponsoring the awards and chief executive Russ Piper joined the judging panel.
He said they were proud to continue their support.
“Sovereign Health Care is a West Yorkshire organisation established in 1873, and over our long history there have been many changes to the way that everyday health care treatments are provided.
“However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the skill and dedication of the health care professionals in West Yorkshire who have always worked tirelessly to look after our wellbeing.
“Sovereign Health Care is delighted to be able to recognise their continued commitment to providing the very highest level of care and service, especially in these challenging times.
HEALTH AWARDS 2016 - SHORTLIST
Carer or Caring Team of the Year
Rest Assured Homecare Services
Pam Marcantonio, carer/team leader with Rest Assured Homecare Services
Faaiza Dar, healthcare assistant at Interserve Healthcare
Mental Health Worker or Team of the Year
Mark Thorpe, community recovery worker at Community Recovery Services
Caroline, mental health dietician at Asket Croft Recovery Centre Maura Blakeborough, clinical manager of the West Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Leeds CAMHS for the Self Harm and Urgent Service
Leeds CAMHS for the Supporting and COmmunicating with Young People and Families Project
Midwife or Midwifery Team of the Year
Sue Oxendale, bereavement support midwife at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Birth Matters service at St James’s Hospital, Leeds
Laura Gornall, midwife at St James’s Hospital, Leeds
Community Health Award
Stancliffe Pharmacy, Bramhope
Health For All, Leeds
Ashfield Medical Practice, Cross Gates
Lynda Dexter and colleagues at the Leeds Community Healthcare Podiatry Service
Horsforth HomeWard project
Doctor of the Year
Dr Stephen D Humphris, Meanwood Health Centre
Dr Christine Carr, Rutland Lodge Medical Centre
Dr Sheila Clark, Leeds dermatology team
Dr Fiona Schneider, clinical lead of sexual health services run by Spectrum, Wakefield
Dr Stephanie Oade, Leeds General Infirmary Stroke Unit
Nicola Pickup, health support and advocacy worker at the Basis Sex Work project
Mandip Sahota, organiser of a cancer awareness campaign in the Asian community
Irene Bottomley, of Roscoe Church, Leeds
Claire Dean, bowel cancer practice champion at City View Practice in Beeston
Mick Pungi, ward housekeeper at St James’s Hospital
Practice Manager of the Year
Sarah Rhodes-Bickerdyke, Avicenna Medical Practice, Bradford
Linda Benn, Greystones Medical Centre, Sheffield
Christine Buckley, Ancora Medical Practice, Scunthorpe
Nurse or Nursing Team of the Year
Celia McKenzie, play service manager and deputy nurse for children’s services at Leeds Children’s Hospital
Margaret Maguire, Interserve Healthcare
Lizzie Wright, epilepsy nurse specialist at LGI
Craig Russell, ICD specialist nurse at LGI
Team of the Year
Renal team, St James’s Hospital
Wellbeing Team, North Yorkshire Horizons
Get Me Better Champions, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Children’s Transplant Team
Orthopaedic Team, Chapel Allerton Hospital
Nursing staff, St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds
Spectrum Alcohol Liaison Service