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Taking time to thank a nurse or midwife

Column by Michelle Rhodes, director of nursing, ULHT

This week at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) we have launched a new award scheme for patients, families and colleagues to thank a nurse or midwife who made a real difference to their care.

Providing safe and quality care is our number one priority at ULHT. We don’t always get things perfect, but when we do it is schemes such as the DAISY Awards that work as a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to staff.

It is an opportunity to say thank you and share stories of where nurses and midwives, whether on site or in the community, have gone above and beyond to deliver the best possible care to their patients.

Grantham Hospital (6339696)
Grantham Hospital (6339696)

Each DAISY Award recipient will be celebrated at a special ceremony, receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved sculpture named ‘A Healer’s Touch’ – something to be really proud of and show off with pride.

The nomination will also go through to the ULHT annual Staff Awards to be considered.

The scheme was originally established in the USA by the family of J.Patrick Barnes in his memory, and as a trust we are really proud to be joining thousands of hospitals across the world who are already taking part in celebrating the huge amounts of skill, compassion and dedication shown by individual nurses and midwives.

This scheme is the perfect way to honour and celebrate the dedicated compassionate care that nurses and midwives provide every day in Lincolnshire’s hospitals.

To find out more and nominate, visit www.ulh.nhs.uk/about/daisy-awards to fill out a form or collect a nomination card from any ward or reception area. Please complete it and return by email to daisy@ulh.nhs.uk or post to: DAISY Awards, Trust Headquarters, Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, LN2 5QY.

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