Sherwood Forest Hospitals launches Chief Nurse Awards 2019

Posted Monday, April 8, 2019 7:20 AM

Sherwood Forest Hospitals launches Chief Nurse Awards 2019

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ has officially launched their annual Chief Nurse Awards for this year to celebrate the amazing work of the SFH nurses, midwives, support workers, housekeepers, 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.

The awards are based on the Trust’s CARE values and 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 (Sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing)
  • Outstanding Leadership.

In addition, there will be a special award chosen and presented by the Trust’s Chief Nurse, Suzanne Banks – the Chief Nurse Award for outstanding contribution to leadership.

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.”

“As a Trust we are immensely proud of the hard work and dedication shown by our staff and want to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on how dedicated our teams are to delivering outstanding care for our patients and communities.”

Last year’s winner of the Chief Nurse Award category, Trust Lead Cancer Nurse, Penny Tindall, 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 12pm on Friday 10 May 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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