South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) celebrated the dedication of its nurses by holding an awards ceremony to mark International Nurses Day 2018.
Held on Friday 11 May, the SWLSTG Nursing Awards 2018 put a spotlight on those who have gone above and beyond in their roles. They also provided a chance for the Trust to recognise and say thank you to them for their dedication and care.
The International Nurses Day celebrations were also a chance to celebrate the diversity of the nursing workforce and as part of the celebrations, nurses bought in food from their respective countries which went down well with all those in attendance!
Nurse of the Year 2018 Hazel Nash said: “It’s a great feeling and I’m honoured to win Nurse of the Year. In nursing we don’t always get the recognition we deserve, so this award is very special to me. A particular highlight for me has been listening to the other nurses’ journeys and how they have developed their careers and skills.”
Vanessa Ford, SWLSTG Director of Nursing and Quality Standards said: “It’s been great celebrating International Nurses Day because we have such a fabulous and diverse workforce that gives so much to our patients and it’s nice to be able to give something back to them.”