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 six categories are: Unsung Hero, Working Together, Non-Clinical Star/s, Improvements and Innovation, Service user, Carer and Volunteer Contributions and Team of the Year.

Here are our 2020 winners:

Unsung Hero Award Winner Laura Ellis, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy team

Laura is an occupational therapist who has established an exercise programme for patients at Lynfield Mount Hospital, which is available even after discharge for continued support and wellbeing. Laura reached out to the local rugby club, Bradford Bulls, and met with the coaches to together establish a brilliant physical exercise programme for patients. 

Working Together Award Winner Katy Grainger, Music Therapist, Psychiatry

Katy is a music therapist supporting the recovery and wellbeing of inpatient service users. She is the driving force behind the Lynfest and Lynfrost festivals of music and arts and service user-led Jam Sessions. When writing and developing scripts and songs, Katy creates and facilitates a shared focus, empowering patients and ensuring that all have a voice and role to play.

Non Clinical Star/s Award Winner Physical Health Administration team

The Physical Health Administration team go above and beyond whilst providing telephony and administrative support for podiatry, speech and language therapy, continence, tissue viability and palliative care services, as well as co ordinating orders of uniforms and equipment. Four team members have won a monthly Living our Value Award and one team member was a finalist in last year’s YASA.

Improvements and Innovation Award Winner Community Dental service

The role of the Community Dental Service (CDS) is to provide dental care to the most vulnerable and hard to reach groups in society. The service won this award for their ‘Adam goes to the Dentist’ anxiety management film, which supports children attending hospital for dental extraction.

Service User, Carer and Volunteer Award Winner Jack James Allinson

Jack is a valued volunteer within the Learning Disability service and active in the Bradford Voluntary/Advocacy Services. Jack is also involved in virtual training for student nurses, as well as the recruitment of Trust staff, helping people feel at ease with his jokes, when they are attending interviews.

Team of the Year City Cluster District Nursing teams

The cluster includes five inner-city teams which provide complex nursing care to the most vulnerable service users in Bradford. They have embraced the ‘Care Trust Way’, and were the first group of nurses to set up and introduce the Communication Cell process, with all staff working together to identify and deliver improvements in clinical practice.

You can view of all our finalists work here.

Living our Values Awards’ winners 2019 – 2020

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 – Kensington District Nursing team – for their compassionate care and support of a previous patient who had gone into palliative care in a nearby nursing home.
We Listen – Learning Disabilities Waddiloves team – for being extremely supportive of the Assessment and Treatment Unit inpatient team during COVID-19, lending staff and supporting others
We Deliver – Jaspreet Sohal, Chief Pharmacist – for going above and beyond to support a family who were struggling to get a medicine that was running short in the UK.