A committed senior leader has won a Health Board award for their efforts to support Primary Care services in Wrexham and Flintshire.
Janet Ellis was presented the Excellence in Leadership Award at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s annual Achievement Awards, sponsored by Centerprise International.
Janet is the Assistant Area Director Primary Care and Commissioning East, Primary and Community Care.
She was recognised for the leadership provided to her team, providing support to help them develop professionally and introduce changes to improve the way Primary Care services are delivered in the area.
Janet was described as “a beacon of leadership in the East Primary Care team” by her colleague James Duckers, who nominated her for the award.
“She has an amazing ability to inspire the team and empower them to develop and grow, while taking ownership of their work.
“It’s allowed us to take more and more steps individually to develop our skills.
“There are a few attributes that outstanding leaders possess such as resilience, compassion, humility and an overwhelming desire to provide that best, and Janet has these qualities in abundance.”
Fellow nominees Gill Strong and Gaynor Gaskell, who work within Community Mental Health in Deeside and Colwyn Bay respectively, were also commended at the awards.
Luke Thornhill, who presented the award on behalf of Medacs Healthcare, said: “We were proud to support the Health Board’s Achievement Awards for a second successive year.
“All three nominees in the Excellence in Leadership category were fantastic examples of inspirational, innovative leadership. Janet is clearly held in high esteem by her colleagues, and I was delighted to present her with this award”
Jeremy Nash, Chief Executive of Centerprise International, said: “It was a privilege to be the headline sponsor at the Health Board’s Achievement Awards for the third year running. The Awards served as an excellent opportunity to recognise all of the amazing people working within the NHS across North Wales.
“Centerprise is committed to supporting the Welsh community and NHS in equal measure. We were delighted to be represented at the Awards, which was a wonderful celebration of the incredible efforts of the Health Board and its committed staff.”