Do you know a nurse or midwife who has gone above and beyond the call of duty?
Neo-natal nurse consultant Dr Lynne Paterson said: “Our staff continually work hard to improve patient safety and ensure our patients have the best hospital experience possible but if you know a nurse or midwife who deserves an extra special thank you then why not put them forward for a Nightingale Award?
“The awards are affiliated to the Florence Nightingale Foundation and are designed to recognise those who embrace change and innovation.”
Last year’s winner was the entire staff on ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for excellence in care and empathy after receiving excellent feedback from patients.
Nurses and midwives from any of the trust’s hospitals and community services can be nominated for a Nightingale Award. This includes The James Cook University Hospital, The Friarage, Guisborough Primary Care Hospital, East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital, Carter Bequest Primary Care Hospital, Redcar Primary Care Hospital, The Friary Community Hospital and The Lambert Memorial Community Hospital.
Nominations can be made for teams or individuals and must be received by 28 February 2014. For more details on the awards criteria or to nominate online visit www.southtees.nhs.uk/about/awards/nightingale/