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Patients, families and staff invited to nominate nursing staff for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Chief Nurse Awards 2019

Patients, families and staff are being invited to nominate nursing staff who have shown outstanding care and compassion.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals, which includes Newark Hospital, has launched its Chief Nurse Awards 2019 to celebrate the work of the trust's nurses, midwives, support workers, allied health professionals and students.

Patients, families and hospital staff are being given the opportunity to nominate that special someone who has gone above and beyond for them and shown commitment to providing compassionate and outstanding care.

Penny Tindall (8276554)
Penny Tindall (8276554)

Award nominations can be made in the following categories:

* Communicating and working together

* Aspiring and improving

* Respectful and caring

* Efficient and safe

* Support worker of the year award (health care assistant, midwife assistant or assistant therapist)

* Student of the year award (student nurse, student midwife, therapy student or nurse associate)

* Outstanding educational achievement of the year

* Outstanding leadership.

There will also be an award chosen and presented by the trust’s chief nurse, Suzanne Banks.

Suzanne said: "Our nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, support workers and students work really hard day in, day out and I am proud to be part of this amazing team. Every year I am overwhelmed by the dedication and outstanding work of our staff and I look forward to hearing about even more of these achievements this year. It’s a great opportunity and also time to reflect and highlight the good work that is being done by our staff across the trust.”

Last year’s winner of the chief nurse award, trust lead cancer nurse Penny Tindall (pictured), said: “I was overwhelmed when I won the overall award last year. It’s such a privilege to do the role that I do and be involved with the care of our patients with cancer. It was brilliant to be recognised and I’d urge people to nominate their colleagues this year, as it really does give you a boost.”

Nominations need to be made by Friday, May 10, and can be made via an online form on the Sherwood Forest Hospitals website, or posted to Chief Nurse Awards, Communications Team, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Trust HQ, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL. Please provide your name, telephone number, your nomination and reason for nominating in no more than 300 words.

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