A Learning Disabilities and Autism Liaison Assistant from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is among the finalists in the national 2019 Our Health Heroes awards.
The Health Heroes awards - hosted by Skills for Health - champion individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Janet Pagdanganan, A Learning Disabilities and Autism Liaison Assistant, from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s Safeguarding team, is one of 12 regional finalists in the national ‘Clinical Support Worker of the Year’ category.
Janet has been recognised as a Regional Winner of the ‘Our Health Heroes’ Clinical Support Worker of The Year awards for her role focusing on assisting patients with learning disabilities. She ensures that patients and their families are supported throughout their journey through hospital both emotionally and morally, which subsequently improves patient experiences due to her actions. She is a supportive member of the team and provides support for everyone she works with and cares for.
Janet said: “I’m still overwhelmed with this recognition! I’m thankful for this award but I won’t accept all the credits. I want to share this award with my team, especially to my mentors, who have continuously supported and guided me from the very beginning, to do my best in what I am doing. I am forever grateful to my excellent team!”
David Melia, Director of Nursing and Quality at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said; “I'm absolutely delighted and so very proud of the nomination Janet has received. It's not at all surprising as she is exceptionally dedicated and enthusiastic to support people in her care. She has made such a positive impact on the quality of the patients experience. I'm really honoured to have her as a colleague.”
Members of the public can vote in the national awards until Friday 11 October, for healthcare workers, including Janet, who they think have gone above and beyond the call of duty via the Skills for Health website www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/ohh-2019.
The winners will be announced at an event on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at London’s Science Museum.