Bradford District Care Trust recognised the contribution of staff from across the Trust whose work has won or been nominated for awards this year at an event on Thursday 20 December.

Staff from a range of services were congratulated by the Trust’s Board for receiving local, regional and national accolades over the last 12 months.

Included in this year’s event was the Trust’s health and safety team, who received a gold award for their occupational health and safety standards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is the tenth year in a row that the Trust has been recognised in these awards, and the fourth consecutive year that RoSPA has selected the Trust for the internationally-accredited gold award.  Winning the award was a whole Trust effort, with staff working hard every day to ensure that health and safety standards are maintained.

The Board also invited the immunisation team which won a national award for its digital social media campaign to encourage staff to get a flu jab to protect themselves and their patients from flu. The judges recognised the team’s successful approach – ‘a mixture of fun and seriousness’ – that helped the Trust achieve its highest ever flu jab uptake of 83 per cent across all staff.

The team at Lynfield Mount Hospital won the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care & Low Secure Units (NAPICU) Quality Improvement Project of the Year Award, while the Trust’s tissue viability service was highly commended in the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) Outstanding Practice in Wound Care Awards.

In spring this year, the Trust was awarded a ‘Triangle of Care’ gold star by the Carers’ Trust for the way it supports carers and promotes their involvement in the care of their loved one; work is currently underway to earn a second gold star.

Success stories like these from all around the Trust came together to celebrate the contribution of staff in enhancing the lives of people who use Trust services, through innovative and compassionate care. Most recently, the Trust’s marketing and communications team won the ‘Regional Campaign of the Year (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)’ award at the annual CIPR Pride Awards for its campaign to get local communities talking about mental wellbeing.

Trust Chair Michael Smith said: “I’m delighted that Trust staff have been recognised by so many different awards’ bodies this year. It just goes to show that all our staff are dedicated to going the extra mile to make our Trust an excellent place to work, and more importantly an excellent provider of care. Myself and the rest of the Board are incredibly proud of all the hard work that happens every day, including those that have been recognised with awards.”