Every year we highlight, honour and celebrate individuals across our organisation who have been nominated by their colleagues for going the extra mile to make a real difference to others.

Inspired by our vision of providing the best possible care for the people of Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven our ‘You’re a Star Awards’ event recognises staff from all areas of our Trust.

The five categories are: Patient Experience, Value for Money, You and Your Care, Working Together and Quality. Nominations are made by staff who work at the Trust.

Here are our 2017 winners:

You and your care award winner

Winner: Christine Cunliffe, Assistant Clinical Practitioner, Airedale Centre for Mental Health

Christine has been making a real difference to the patients she cares for by consistently delivering outstanding care for over 30 years, with her passion for staff wellbeing.
Despite Christine saying she is only ‘doing her job’ she has been key in the Heather Ward, at Airedale Centre for Mental Health, engaging with a number of national initiatives, including the ward being the first across the region to receive national accreditation by the Yorkshire and Humber ANSN* Improvement Academy for the quality of its safety huddles.

Working together award winner

Winner: Young Dynamos

Young Dynamos are a young people’s research advisory group within the Trust that has been helping to shape and influence services for young people.

Giving their time freely, the group of under 19s, contribute their thoughts and ideas to research projects with commitment and good humour, co-producing research and providing advice from a young person’s perspective to researchers across the Yorkshire and Humber region. The group has been instrumental in ensuring researchers are able to offer services that meet the needs of young people to improve the quality of services received.

Quality award winner

Winner: Andrew Birkenshaw, a health facilitation nurse and Jodee Simpson, a speech and language therapist at the Care Trust’s Waddiloves Health Centre

Andrew and Jodee worked with Noel, a 49 year old man with learning disabilities, autism and epilepsy, to help him overcome his fears of surgery, to enable him to have a lifesaving operation to remove a tumour after he was diagnosed with cancer

Value for money winner

Winner: Children’s services leadership team

The team has brought together service leads from different teams and departments across the Trust to successfully redesign children’s services across the district.

Patient experience award winner

Winner: Nick Smith, Trust Governor

Nick has lived experience of mental health crisis, who is extremely committed to supporting vulnerable people that have suffered emotionally or experienced a mental health crisis.

Take a look at videos of the finalists work here…