Time to vote for your nurse of the year

REIGNING CHAMPION -- gynaecology cancer specialist Suzanne Goralik, winner of the previous Nurse Of The Year title, held in 2013.
REIGNING CHAMPION -- gynaecology cancer specialist Suzanne Goralik, winner of the previous Nurse Of The Year title, held in 2013.
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Chad readers are being asked to help recognise and reward the best nurses and midwives in the Mansfield and Ashfield area.

For we have teamed up with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Doundation Trust for their 2015 Nurse Of The Year Awards.

Dedicated and hard-working, the nurses make a real difference to patients’ lives. So we want to know whose exceptional care and compassion has touched your family.

The five categories are: nurse of the year, nursing team of the year, midwife of the year, children’s nurse of the year and healthcare assistant of the year.

All nominations will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of gynaecology cancer specialist nurse Suzanne Goralik, who was the winner of the main title when the competition was last held in 2013.

Susan Bowler, the trust’s executive director of nursing and quality, said: “It is important that we take time to reflect on the invaluable support and commitment of the nurses and midwives employed at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton and Mansfield Community Hospital. Their compassionate care makes a world of difference at a time when patients are often at their most vulnerable.

“We want the public to help us celebrate these exceptional members of staff, for whom nursing is far more than just a profession. Local people can tell us their first-hand experiences of individuals whose thoughtful care and humanity have helped them on their road to recovery, or made a birth experience even more special.”

Nomination forms are available at the hospitals and also online at the trust’s website, www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk,

Alternatively, you can write to Nurse Of The Year Awards, Communications Department, Trust HQ, King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton, Notts, NG17 4JL. Please include in your letter the name of the person or team you are nominating, the ward or department and hospital site where they work, and also explain why they deserve to win an award. Don’t forget to attach your contact details.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 17th April. The awards will be presented during the trust’s Celebrating Nurses Week from 11th to 15th May.