Honours for NHS heroes

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals staff awards.
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals staff awards.
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STARS of the NHS who go the extra mile to help patients were honoured at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals staff awards.

Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers from the trust were presented with awards from BBC Look North’s Harry Gration at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel.

Dozens of nominations were made in the Celebrating Success awards from Pinderfields, Dewsbury, Pontefract and Clayton Hospitals.

Senior sister Jane Hopkins was the overall winner, receiving the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Improving Staff Satisfaction Award.

Judges said she worked tirelessly to support staff in the opthalmology department, which helps people with eye problems.

Mrs Hopkins said: “I am very proud to win these awards and I would like to dedicate them to my nursing team who never fail to amaze me in the way they take on a challenge and always put our patients first.”

Staff honoured for their hard work included Jan Kelly, paediatric physiotherapy team leader, who won the Leadership Award.

James Roden, who works at Pinderfields Ward 31, was given the Chief Nurse’s Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Iain Brodie, facilities general manager, and Micheal Byrne, administrative assistant for physiotherapy inpatients at Dewsbury, won the Star of the Year.

There were also awards for the Ultrasound and Antenatal Screening Coordinator Team, the Cardiology and Trauma Unit teams at Pinderfields, the Intermediate Care Project Team and the Age-Related Macular Degeneration Team.

Trust Chairman Ed Anderson and chief executive Julia Squire thanked the awards sponsors.

They said: “These awards are about recognising some of the fantastic achievements of our staff, who each day aspire to the highest levels of excellence with a common goal of providing the best possible service and care to our patients.