Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust up for national healthcare awards

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Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has earned four nominations at an awards ceremony which recognises the finest achievements in the NHS.

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards have shone a light on the best work in the service for nearly 40 years and the 2017 ceremony takes place at the InterContinental O2 in London later this month.

Teams from Leeds Community Healthcare will be in the running, having been shortlisted in the face of competition from across the country.

In the Compassionate Patient Care category, the Trust has been nominated for both Outstanding Breast Feeding Standards and An Integrated Neighbourhood Team Approach to Improving Palliative Care for Patients and Carers.

Meanwhile Cardiac Service Clinical Lead Caroline Senior and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Sue Ranger are both shortlisted in the Clinical Leader of the Year category.

The Leeds Health and Care System’s Health Coaching approach, of which the Trust is a key partner, has also been nominated in the Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government category.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Chief Executive Thea Stein said: “We are thrilled to have such strong representation at the HSJ Awards from across our Children’s, Adult and Specialist services.

“This is recognition of the hard work and innovative approach our staff undertake to provide the best possible care to the people of Leeds, from infants to the elderly, every single day. I wish all our nominees the very best of luck.”

Last year’s HSJ Awards saw more than 1,600 entries, 247 shortlisted projects and 186 unique organisations shortlisted.

This year’s winners will be revealed at the ceremony on 22 November.