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 connecting people to the best quality care, when and where they need it, and to be a national role model as an employer –  our ‘You’re a Star Awards’ event recognises staff from all areas of our Trust.

The seven categories are: Unsung Hero, Working Together, Non-Clinical Star/s, Improvements and Innovation, Service user, Carer and Volunteer Contributions, Team of the Year and a one-off COVID-19 Award.

Here are our 2021 winners:

Unsung Hero Award Winner: Awais Siddique, Corporate Business Manager (Graduate Management Trainee)

Awais has stepped up and beyond his role, bringing boundless energy and willingness to projects ranging from setting up a regular live broadcast for staff from the Trust’s executive team, to supporting the establishment of hospital and community vaccine sites.

Working Together Award Winner: the Care Trust Way team for their Learning Week 2020.The week involved conversations with over 1000 members of staff to learn from their experiences of the pandemic.

Non Clinical Star/s Award Winner: the PPE team. The PPE team ensure regular, safe and consistent distribution of millions of items of PPE to all Trust services, including the staff vaccination centre at Lynfield Mount Hospital and public vaccination centres at Jacob’s Well and Bradford College.

Improvements and Innovation Award Winner: the Foot Clinic team For their innovative use of ‘foot selfies’ to ensure patients who were shielding due to COVID-19 could be triaged appropriately, monitored, reviewed and even admitted to hospital if required during the pandemic.

Service User, Carer and Volunteer Award Winner: Ted Wilkinson. Ted has given his time, energy and enthusiam to support the COVID-19 testing teams across Bradford.

Team of the Year: the Acute and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Airedale Centre for Mental Health and Lynfield Mount HospitalFor their relentless courage, compassion and resilience over the past 12 months, delivering outstanding care to people in acute mental health crisis, including caring for COVID-positive people whilst keeping staff and other service users COVID-safe.

COVID-19 Award: Samantha Moorehouse and the Infection Prevention team Samantha and the team have educated and trained staff in the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), lateral flow testing and working safely in both clinical and office environments, as well as supporting delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Living our Values Awards’ winners 2020 – 2021

At each You’re A Star Awards event, we also reveal the year’s three overall winners from our monthly Living our Values Awards.

We Care – Chris Andrew from the Early Intervention in Psychosis team who continued to work with service-users during lockdown on creative writing projects, demonstrating persistence and patience as well as caring and creativity.

We Listen – the Dental team – Anne-Marie Dorrington, Rohima Ali, Nadiya Suida and Sharon Walker working with Leeroy Golding, chair of the Trust’s Aspiring Cultures Network for recognizing that listening is an important part of making meaningful change and creating a series of engagement events with all dental staff for an open dialogue around the issues highlighted through the Black Lives Matter movement.

We Deliver – Waddiloves Learning disabilities Health support team members – Michelle Munton, Charlotte Hammond, Noel Brown, Janette Irving and Tracy Gray, together with service user Jack James Allinson, who worked to ensure that people with learning disabilities and service providers across the district could keep up to date with news and information from Waddiloves during lockdown and more recently, supporting people with learning disabilities to share their stories and important healthcare experiences, such as having a COVID-19 vaccination or cancer screening to help others and reduce health inequalities.

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