Vote for the winner of the
Amazing Care Award 2018!
People across Lancashire have submitted their nominations for this year’s brand new Amazing Care Award and now is the chance to vote for who you think deserves to win!
Please click on the links below to read a summary of their nomination:
- Burnley Mindsmatter Team
- Blackpool Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team
- Zoe Yurek
- Home Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT Service) - Community District Nurse Team
This category contains nominations made by members of the public who have nominated a team, individual or service who they feel should be recognised for providing amazing care. It’s often the little things that can make a big different to patients and their families and nominations should include examples of where this has been the case. The winner will be voted on by the public and Trust members.
Voting for this year’s award is now open and will close on 4 February 2018. This year’s winner will be announced at the ceremony at the De Vere Village Hotel in Blackpool on Friday 23 March 2018.
You can place your vote through one of the following ways:
- By Telephone: 01772 695384
- By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- On Twitter: @LancashireCare
- On Facebook: www.facebook.com/LancashireCare
I was at the MEN arena the night of the attack along with my little girl. Since this date, I am currently through CBT sessions through the Mindsmatter Team. The compassion and support I have received has been invaluable and I have been shown new coping strategies of how I can get better. I have come a long way and this would not of been possible without the support. I have suffered with depression for a while but having this treatment is proving effective for my recovery and I am now focusing on the future. I just want to thank the service from the bottom of my heart for the help and support I have received. I now know I am not alone and there is help out there for people that need it.
Jo and her team work tirelessly providing assessments and interventions with the most vulnerable in the community often at a point of significant crisis i.e. post arrest. The team work across the full week and form early morning until late at night, often well past their 10pm shift end, when dealing with particularly difficult cases. They never complain despite being massively over worked and often short staffed, they treat each person as an individual and treat them as they would wish to be treated, with genuine empathy and compassion. They work closely with myself and other police and non-police colleagues and are always willing to offer advice and support. There dedication has been shown on a good number of cases which I can easily evidence, Jo herself takes calls on rest days and throughout the day and night, she will always go the extra mile to get the job sorted and is always willing to help with a smile on her face as are the rest of the team.
From the first time Zoe met my son she understood him and his complex needs. I have never seen anyone connect with him the way she does. Zoe has made a massive impact on our lives, all for the better, She is a very warm, caring lady with a huge heart. She makes me feel at ease and that nothing is too much trouble. Zoe has made me a better parent in what is a quite scary place sometimes. She has helped me to understand my son and what he needs and I will be forever thankful to her for that.
I would love to nominate the Home OPAT service and the wonderful district nurses. In September 2017 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and everything was perfect. However shortly after I developed a severe kidney infection which was made worse by my pre-existing kidney disease. I was admitted to hospital but was desperate to go home and be with my new baby. I remember the day when one of the doctors told me I could be in hospital for a few months as I needed intensive intravenous antibiotics. My whole world came crashing down and I couldn’t understand why after more than three weeks in hospital I couldn’t go home and have my IVs there. I was feeling like I was on the road to recovery and only needed IVs once a day. I was taking up a hospital bed, I didn’t need to be monitored as much and my mental health was declining having felt like being imprisoned for weeks. That’s where the home OPAT team came in and there was light at the end of the tunnel.