Published on: 21st December 2017
Staff who are making big differences to the lives of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in Lincolnshire, will be recognised for their hard work at an awards ceremony early next year.
A bill of highly-rated staff and volunteers are included in the full shortlist for the Trust's Making a Difference Every Day – Staff Excellence Awards 2018.
A judging panel comprising of patients, staff representatives and senior officials whittled down a shortlist of 29, after over 200 nominations were made for the awards, which look to honour some of the county’s top mental health and learning disability NHS services.
A showpiece event will be held at The Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground in Lincoln on 2 February, hosted by Lincs FM’s Sean Dunderdale.
Demand for mental health services is on the rise - which has made for a very challenging year for a number of services across the Trust.
But Trust Chair, Paul Devlin believes the awards acknowledge the team spirit that exists throughout the organisation - which has resulted in LPFT performing stronger than ever. Paul said:
These awards are a great way of recognising the hard work and effort all of our staff and volunteers put into their roles on a daily basis,
All the finalists and everyone who received a nomination should feel immensely proud of their achievements over the past year.
A number of our services and staff have received national accolades this year, highlighting the strengths and care of the services they provide for the people of Lincolnshire
The Trust’s Staff Excellence Awards are the eighth of their kind, which look to appreciate some of the finest NHS workers in Lincolnshire.
This year, the awards are being sponsored by a number of local organisations who are generously supporting the event, with representatives from the University of Lincoln and Tillery Valley presenting the trophies in the Inspirational Leader and Making a Difference award categories respectively.
Dr Sharon Black, Director of Nurse Education at the University of Lincoln said:
It is a real privilege to be part of an event that recognises the hard work of a number of healthcare professionals across the county.
LPFT is always great with the students we send on placements, providing them first-hand clinical experience, but also sharing the passion and belief to make our trainee nurses understand the importance of delivering an exceptional patient-focussed service.