Awards success for specialist dietitian

Caroline Foster, a specialist dietitian working in the Trust’s Rehab and Recovery Service, has been highly commended at this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post ‘Best of Health’ Awards.

Caroline was nominated by a service user in the Mental Health Worker of the Year category, which celebrates those who go the extra mile to help people facing the most difficult times of their lives.

Caroline supported the service user who nominated her throughout her journey of recovery from bulimia. Caroline worked with the service user to support them to reach their goal of recovering from their eating disorder and developing a better relationship with food. As a result of Caroline’s support, the service user explained how she now feels less anxious about food and is much happier overall as a result.

The winners were revealed at a ceremony at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Monday 5 December.

The awards are in their fifth year and recognise healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to make a difference to the wellbeing of others. Winners in the 11 categories included doctors, nurses, midwives, hospice staff, practice managers, carers, mental health workers and wider healthcare teams.

This year the event also recognised the huge impact made by Dr Kate Granger with a Special Contribution Award. Dr Granger died in July this year following a battle with cancer and was remembered for her fundraising and for her successful #hellomynameis social media campaign that has since been adopted nationally and across the globe.

(Photo courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post)