Do you want to shine the spotlight on a local nurse, healthcare assistant or midwife who has gone that extra mile to make a real difference?
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is searching for a worthy winner of its annual Nightingale Award and nominations are now open.
The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of nursing and midwifery staff at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and local community hospitals and health services.
This year’s event will be an extra special occasion as 2020 has been recognised internationally as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale.
Nurse consultant Jane Knowles said: “We are very excited to be hosting our 17th annual Nightingale Awards in this very special year and I would like to encourage as many people as possible – staff, patients and relatives – to put forward their nominations as soon as possible so they can be reviewed by our judging panel at the end of February.
“These awards were developed by the trust’s nurse and midwife consultant team in 2004 to formally recognise the care and compassion of our nursing teams, particularly when staff have gone the extra mile to improve patient care or patient experience.
“So whether it’s a nurse who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help a patient or a team who have pulled out all the stops to improve the care they deliver, nominate your Nightingale online today at southtees.nhs.uk/about/nightingale/nominations.”
The winner will be announced at the trust’s Nightingale conference in May, which will focus on the theme of diversity.