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Bradford's 'creative, caring and can-do' winners awarded

CREATIVITY, caring and can-do attitudes are the traits of the 2020 You're a Star Award winners for Bradford.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s announced the awards, which celebrate not only the outstanding individuals and teams who work or volunteer at the Trust, but their creativity, caring and can-do attitudes.

A record 75 nominations were received early in 2020, the 16th year of the awards, with judging continuing despite the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the usual live Oscars-style ceremony scheduled for July had to be postponed and then moved online. The winners were announced at a live virtual ceremony on Friday.

The six categories and their winners are:

Improvements and Innovation - Community Dental service, for their ‘Adam goes to the Dental Hospital’ anxiety management film which supports children attending hospital for dental extraction.

Non-clinical Star/s - Physical Health Administration team, who provided telephone and administrative support for podiatry, speech and language therapy, continence, tissue viability and palliative care services.

Service User, Carer and Volunteer Contributions - Jack James Allison, a volunteer within the Learning Disability Service. He is active in the Bradford Voluntary/Advocacy Services and is involved in the recruitment of Trust staff and training for student nurses.

Unsung Hero - Laura Ellis, an occupational therapist who has established an exercise programme for patients at Lynfield Mount Hospital, which is available even after discharge.

Working Together - Katy Grainger, a music therapist supporting the recovery and wellbeing of inpatient service users. She is the driving force behind the Lynfest and Lynfrost festivals and service user-led Jam Sessions.

Team of the Year - City Cluster District Nursing teams, who provide complex nursing care to the most vulnerable service users.

Trust Chair Cathy Elliot said: “Each person and team who has won an award exemplifies the creativity, caring and can-do attitude of so many of our staff.

"Our winners have demonstrated how they go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver our aim of Better Lives, Together. Their dedication, enthusiasm and skill are making a difference, providing high quality care, health and wellbeing to the people of Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Wakefield."

Each winner will receive £750 to support their ongoing professional work to benefit people who use Care Trust services.

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