Gwent nurses' excellence rewarded

GWENT nurses have won four titles at the Royal College of Nursing Wales annual awards, and earned runners-up spots in another three categories.

The awards, 15 in all, are intended to showcase excellence in nursing across a range of professional practice in Wales.

The Gwent winners for 2013 are: Midwife Melrose East, who won the inaugural RCN Wales Humanitarian Relief Award; senior nurse Helen Dinham, who won the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award; Julie Brown, a ward sister at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, who won the Registered Nurse (Adult) Award; and Lyn Middleton, senior nurse in pain and rheumatology services, who won the Research in Nursing Award.

Runners-up from Gwent are: Emma-Jayne Hagerty, in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Award category, for her work with eating disorders: ward sister Claire Williams, in the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award category; and coronary heart disease lead nurse Sue Francombe, in the Research in Nursing Award category.

“We were delighted to have so many nominations across the board which resulted in these successes,” said Denise Llewellyn, director of nursing with Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

“Nursing today in such a high pressure environment is challenging, so I felt humbled and so proud that so many of our nurses were recognised by their own colleagues for carrying out such exceptional work.

“It was further evidence that we belong to an organisation that day in and day out really demonstrates the importance of good values and behaviour.

“We do put the patient first, take personal responsibility, have a passion for improvement, and take pride in what we do.”

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4:31pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Practicalmickey says...

Well Done!
It's great to see good news instead of bad news.

I have recently donated food and supplies to gwent police for the homeless shelters, I was informed that the response has been overwhelming, where are you argus.
Well Done! It's great to see good news instead of bad news. I have recently donated food and supplies to gwent police for the homeless shelters, I was informed that the response has been overwhelming, where are you argus. Practicalmickey

5:06pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Crossbenchtory says...

These individuals are to be congratulated, it is just such a shame that they are forced to work within the self serving and crumbling failure of socialist ideology that is the NHS!

Imagine what they could achieve within a decent health system.
These individuals are to be congratulated, it is just such a shame that they are forced to work within the self serving and crumbling failure of socialist ideology that is the NHS! Imagine what they could achieve within a decent health system. Crossbenchtory

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