People in Lancashire are being urged to cast their vote for the health care professional or team who has made a real difference to their healthcare experience.
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services across the county and took the decision to launch the People’s Choice Award as part of their annual Staff Awards celebrations.
Voting will close on Friday February 28 and the winner of the award will be announced at the awards ceremony in March.
The nominations were shortlisted by Heather Tierney-Moore, chief executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
She said: “The standard of the People’s Choice nominations was extremely high making our shortlisting really difficult.
“It was fantastic to read each nomination with so many positive stories and examples of excellence and compassionate care from within the various services in the trust.
“The staff awards provide a real opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate some of the dedication and hard work of our staff throughout different areas of Lancashire.
“It is really special for us to be able to present an award chosen by the people we care for.”
The following people have been shortlisted for the award and the public are urged to decide who should win.
Angela Connelly has been nominated for her work as patient and carer experience and involvement co-ordinator supporting carers and working with other agencies and carer services.
Her nomination stated: “Angela has gone the extra mile to support hidden carers and work with other agencies and carer services to engage with carers and give them the recognition they deserve.”
Lorna Jellicoe-Jones has been nominated for her contribution to the self-injury awareness agenda, her leadership in the trust’s self-injury strategy group and her passion to improve the lives of service users.
Her nomination says: “It appears that nothing is ever too much trouble to her. She clearly demonstrates her passion to improve the lives of service users.”
Barbara Caren has been nominated for her work as a health visitor with the 0-19 team offering support and guidance to families as well as her work with HomeStart which supports families with young children.
Her nomination reveals: “Barbara Caren has been an extremely supportive person who has gone the extra mile to ensure that HomeStart can continue to offer support to families.”
Dr Isobel Horn has been nominated for her work within the Eating Disorders Team helping service users to confront their feelings, help them to build a healthier, more confident persona for the future and change their lives for the better.
Her nomination states: “Isobel gave me back some self worth and helped me to silence my inner critics and find some value in myself.”
For details, visit: www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/peopleschoice. To vote, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 695384.