Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust doctors win awards for inspiring next generation of medics

Dr Kate Granger.   18 June 2013.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Dr Kate Granger. 18 June 2013. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Doctors at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust have won five awards for their achievements in training the next generation of medical talent.

The trust, which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals, won the prizes in the Leeds School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Excellence and Development Awards.

Kate Granger, who works tirelessly to teach medical students despite suffering from cancer herself, was one of three Mid Yorkshire staff who won £2,000 Junior Doctor Developmental Awards.

Dr Granger teaches students at the bedside, in clinic and at breakfast clubs and also raised more than £100,000 for the Leeds Cancer Centre.

She was among doctors who were presented with awards at the Annual Clinical Teachers Day at Weetwood Hall in Leeds last Thursday.

Mid Yorkshire chairman Jules Preston said: “This is great news and it could not have happened to a more deserving group of people, who will no doubt make a huge contribution to the future of up and coming doctors.

“I would like to say congratulations to all involved and to the excellent teaching that takes place at Mid Yorkshire.”

Doctors Katherine Tran and Lydia Burland also won junior doctors’ awards.

Dr Hazel White and colleagues in cardiology, respiratory, orthopaedics and spinal injury won a Team Award in the contest.

A Team Award also went to doctors Reshad Khodabocus, Terasa Broom, Hannah Murray, Adam Burns, Helen Buglass, Neil Allen and the emergency medicine, acute medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care teams.