Healthcare heroes from Bradford District Care Trust were thanked by their health bosses in December.

Almost 40 members of nursing and corporate staff who had all won local, regional or national awards in 2014 were invited to join members of the Trust Board prior to their December meeting at Trust HQ.

Simon Large, Chief Executive said: “Our staff are extremely passionate about providing the best possible care to people living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

“The Board is proud that many of our staff have been recognised in 2014 for their dedication, creativity and innovation, something which we see daily at the Trust.”

Amongst the Board’s special guests was a health visitor from Ilkley who won the Queen’s Nursing Institute award for outstanding service and a learning disabilities nurse from Bradford who represented the Trust at 10 Downing Street.

Courtenay White, Clerical Assistant, who was named NHS Apprentice of the year for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “I feel honoured to have represented the Trust this year. It was great to meet all the other award winners, and talk about our achievements with members of the Board.”

Also amongst the guests was Debra Gilderdale who was awarded Yorkshire and Humber NHS Leader of the Year Award, the Trust’s Human Resources Team who scooped Bevan Brittan Award for HR contribution to organisational change and Airedale Centre for Mental Health cleaning team who won a Golden Service Award for Best Cleaned Premises.