Nominate your nightingale

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Do you know a nurse or midwife who has gone above and beyond the call of duty?

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting patients and their families to nominate staff who have gone that extra mile for a Nightingale Award.

Nurse consultant Chris Ward 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 staff nurse Kim Barstow for her efforts to improve dementia care at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

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 2013. For more details on the awards criteria or click here to nominate online.