Do you know a health care hero? If so, then here’s your chance to give them the recognition they deserve by celebrating their achievements in the Yorkshire Evening Post Health Awards 2019!  These awards honour people working in the health field in West Yorkshire who go above and beyond the call of duty in looking after others.

The Yorkshire Evening Post Health Awards, supported by Sovereign Health Care, is looking for nominations in 11 categories:

  • Doctor of the Year
  • Nurse of the Year
  • Midwife/Midwife team of the year
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing award
  • Carer of the Year
  • Therapist of the Year
  • Community Health Care Award
  • Emergency Response Worker
  • Unsung Hero
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Health Care Hero

Nominations in all categories are needed now, so if there is a health professional you think is outstanding and deserving of an award, please nominate them by clicking here.

Nominations for entries close on 18 October 2019, then a judging panel will draw up a shortlist for each category and select the winners. All the shortlisted nominees will be invited to a special awards lunch at Leeds United Stadium on 6 December when the winners will be announced.

Russ Piper, chief executive of Sovereign Health Care said: “Sovereign Health Care is proud to support the Health Awards 2019. As a not-for-profit company, and the only cash plan provider based in West Yorkshire, we aim to make a difference to people’s lives through our Community Programme. Over the past 12 years, we’ve donated £7.9 million to health and wellbeing good causes across the region, including £1.7 million to Yorkshire NHS Trusts.

“We want to celebrate and thank those people whose care, dedication and excellence make a difference to people’s lives. Please nominate your health care hero today!”

James Mitchinson, editorial director for JPIMedia Yorkshire and interim editor for the Yorkshire Evening Post (YEP), added: “When the NHS was founded 71 years ago it was founded so that each and every individual, regardless of wealth or status, could access health care for free at the point of use.

“Roll forward almost three quarters of a century and we now have a National Health Service that is the envy of the world – something everyone holds dear and seeks to protect.

“And yet, following years of austerity and budget cuts, this newspaper – and others – have reported on the strains and pains of the system itself, which inevitably impacts upon front line staff, from top to bottom, who give so very much of themselves in what can be the most emotionally testing of workplaces.

“The YEP is therefore keen to acknowledge and reward the efforts of the doctors, nurses and specialist practitioners, the therapists, the counsellors and cleaners. That is why we are running these health awards, so that we the people of West Yorkshire can say thank you to the lifesavers who we believe should know we care.”


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