Inspiring healthcare professionals honoured at Excellence Awards

Dozens of inspirational staff and volunteers were rewarded for their dedicated service to local people last night as part of the annual South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (SWYPFT) Excellence Awards.

The 2017 Excellence Awards celebrated the tireless work of both individuals and teams within the Trust to enable people to live well within their community.

There were nine awards given out in total, with four individual categories and five team awards.

Chris Pointon, co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign along with his late wife Kate Granger, introduced the evening with a moving message via video.

Following Kate’s death in 2016, Chris has continued the campaign’s good work and travels across the world educating people on the importance of compassion within healthcare.

A video message from Chris Pointon kicked off the evening

Chris said: “As Kate said many times, the campaign is the first step on the ladder to a therapeutic relationship and is not the be all and end all.”

“In my opinion, you’re all winners. Compassionate care will continue and I’m sure that those people that win the awards will be ambassadors for compassionate care within your Trust and the NHS.”

Deadline Digital worked alongside SWYPFT to produce 15 nomination films for the five team award categories, as well as the ‘All of us in mind’ film – a poem showcasing the dedicated work the Trust does on a daily basis.

SWYPFT CEO Rob Webster described the poem film as “inspirational and powerful”.

Take a look at just one of the category films, ‘Excellence in Improving Health’:


To see a full list of the award winners, visit