TWO top medical teams from this area have been nominated for awards.
Biomedical scientist Emma Godfrey and Dr Uma Raja have been recognised for their work in testing.
And Rachael Smith and Jayne Duffy have made big developments in the clinical therapy and rehabilitation department.
The teams, based at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax, have been nominated for the Health Service Journal Awards, widely known as the most recognised awards in the medical world.
Sukhdev Sharma, the chairman of the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This trust has a reputation for not standing still and to be continually pushing the boundaries through innovation to improve service for our patients.
“To get two finalists through to the HSJ Awards is a tremendous achievement and a reflection of all the hard work which goes on behind the scene at this trust.
“I am delighted that our hardworking staff are receiving the national recognition they deserve.”
Pathology duo Emma Godfrey and Dr Uma Raja are nominated in the clinical services redesign category.
They led a project which has cut turnaround times for test results at both hospitals.
About 500 samples are sent for testing every week at the hospitals and the work of the two women has helped speed up the process.
Rachael Smith and Jayne Duffy have reached the final five in the workforce development category.
They helped to develop a new framework to focus the training for support workers in the clinical therapy and rehabilitation department.
The two women have already been recognised by the Government’s Health Department, which has acknowledged their work in delivering physiotherapy, podiatry and dietetics.