Chad readers are being urged to nominate a nurse or midwife who has helped make a real difference to their lives.
We have teamed up with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to launch a brand new Nurse of the Year awards ceremony.
Categories include Nurse of the Year, Children’s Nurse of the Year, Nursing Team of the Year and Midwife of the Year, with one winner each being selected from King’s Mill Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital.
Susan Bowler, executive director of nursing and quality, said: “We feel there is a lot good work being done by our nurses and midwives.
“It is important that we shout about their efforts, especially in light of how the organisation has been portrayed.
“These people are there in the middle of the night when patients need them and need care. Our profession is there 24/7.
“In spite of the concerns that have been raised about the Trust, our nurses and midwives have continued to meet the challenges they have been given and met the changes with quality and professionalism.
“We continue to train hard and develop our skills.”
And for Susan, there are many contenders in her organisation capable of winning.
She says the qualities needed are hardwork, dedication and a caring way.
“A good nurse is someone that wants to do the job, someone that cares, that listens and considers the patient as well as their family,” added Susan.
Nominations close on Friday 19th October and can be sent to E.email@example.com.
Please include details of the person you are nominating and the category, along with which hospital they work at and why you are nominating them.
The winners will collect their awards during a special presentation at the end of October.