Health heroes honoured at NHS awards

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success Awards 2013.'02.10.13. Ward 4 C
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success Awards 2013.'02.10.13. Ward 4 C

Healthworkers across Calderdale were honoured at the Celebrating Success 2013 NHS awards.

Held at The Venue, Barkisland, innovation and dedication was recognised at the ceremony hosted by chief executive Owen Williams and chairman Andrew Haigh.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success Awards 2013.'02.10.13. Debbie Wolfe

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Celebrating Success Awards 2013.'02.10.13. Debbie Wolfe

Mr Williams said: “My deep felt thanks for the contribution you make to the lives of people in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

“Not just you, but also to your partners and your families as we all work together to care for our local people.”

The top award of the night, the Gordon McLean award, went to Debbie Wolfe. She also won leader of the year for her work setting up a new hospital and community combined team in Calderdale called the Support and Independence Team to help ensure patients get smooth care in their homes or communities after they have left hospital.

Debbie, from Pye Nest, Halifax, a podiatrist by profession, and based at St John’s Health Centre, Halifax, said: “Everyone I have worked with has given 100 per cent and this is their award as well.

“It is them who have helped me to this award. I have always had really good team leaders and staff.”

Zoe Smithurst, from Rastrick, who has worked at the Trust for 21 years in gynaecology and cancer care was Unsung Hero of the Year.

She was nominated for “her pride and commitment at work”.

The biggest cheer of the night was for Ward of the Year, Ward 4 at CRH for “consistently high performing in all areas of care for patients.”