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Vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award!

Posted on the 28th January 2016

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People"s Choice Award

People in Lancashire have sent in their nominations for the People"s Choice Award and now is the chance to vote for whom you would like to win!

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust launched their People"s Choice Award as part of their annual Staff Awards celebrations, to recognise health professionals who go above and beyond to provide excellent care to patients and service users, their families and carers. This is the third year the category has been run, which is nominated and voted for entirely by members of the public. Voting is now open and will close on Monday 22 February 2016, with the winner announced at an awards ceremony in March.

The nominations were shortlisted by Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust who said:

"I am delighted that the People"s Choice Award is now in its third year and continues to grow in popularity. Once again the standard of nominations was extremely high making the shortlisting really difficult. It was fantastic to read the nominations which share so many positive stories and examples of excellence and compassionate care from individuals and teams across the Trust.

"The Staff Awards provide a real opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the dedication and hard work of our staff throughout different areas of the Trust. It is wonderful to be able to present an award which has been chosen by members of the public and the people we serve."

Information on each nomination can be found below. When you have made your choice, you can place your vote via the following options:

The following people have been shortlisted for the award and it is up to you to decide who should win!

Hilary Sangster

Hilary was nominated by a colleague at a local women"s refuge for her work as their Health Visitor. Hilary was chosen for not only her work as a Health Visitor but also the time and attention she gives to families, allowing them to talk about any concerns and ask questions and she listens and explain situations to them in a clear and friendly manner. In addition to the help she provides service users, Hilary also shares her knowledge and expertise with the staff at the centre, including helping them to give up smoking!

Leyland Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Leyland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) was nominated by the parent of a service user for their support since entering services and the compassion and respect the family has been shown by the team. The CAMHS team has been a lifeline for the family and has helped both the parent and their child to navigate services. The team has dedicated their time providing compassionate support to the parent helping them address their child"s current mental health needs and has provided support for their child during their recovery.

Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline

The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline was nominated for their service which always goes the extra mile to help callers. The staff are caring, warm and compassionate and very good listeners. The helpline provides relevant up to date information and has helped callers in times of crisis on several occasions. The volunteers who run the helpline are kind and genuine and callers are grateful for their dedication for giving up their own time to help others. The helpline manager is hard working and deserves recognition for her commitment to care and the running of the helpline to ensure callers have a helpful, safe place they can call and count on in a time of crisis and uncertainty. 

Richard Lange

Richard was nominated by a service user who says he has been one of the main people to have made a difference in their recovery from mental illness. The service user was very low in confidence and self-esteem however with Richard"s help and support he has given them the confidence to know there are things worth living for. They say that Richard is an amazing member of the NHS and has helped them take baby steps on the road to recovery. Richard explains things clearly, is funny and understanding and easy to talk to, so much that he is the main member of the team they confide in and provides motivation to keep going.