Manchester nurses celebrate national awards success
Nurses at Central Manchester Hospitals are celebrating a
successful awards season after scooping a number of prestigious
Titles of 'Team of the Year', 'Nurse of the Year' and 'Health
Visitor of the Year' have been awarded to nursing staff within the
Trust in national competitions celebrating best practice within
their respective fields.
Agimol Pradeep, Transplant Recipient Coordinator at Manchester
Royal Infirmary, received the British Journal of Nursing 'Nurse of
the Year' award. The award follows her recent achievement of a PhD
following a five-year targeted education campaign which saw 3,000
South Asians sign up to be organ donors. Agimol has also actively
campaigned to find stem cell donors.
She has recruited 800 South Asian people in the last 12
Manchester Health Visitor, Shakila Shah won the Community
Practitioners and Health Visitors Association's National Health
Visitor of the Year Award 2015 which recognises the contribution
that health visitors make to the health and well-being of
communities. Practice Teacher, Martha Gibbons was also runner up in
the 'Educator of the Year Award' category.
Saint Mary's bereavement service and Rainbow Clinic were named
'Team of the Year' at the 2015 Journal of Midwifery awards. The
team assists women and families who experience pregnancy loss,
ensuring they receive the best possible care and support, whether a
diagnosis of an abnormality or a death of a baby, continuing
support into subsequent pregnancy if necessary.
Members of Saint Mary's
specialist midwifery team were also recognised for their commitment
to the increasingly prominent issue of Female Genital Mutilation
(FGM), receiving the British Journal of Midwifery's 'Contribution
to Eradication of FGM Award'.
Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Services at Central
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gill Heaton
said: "This is excellent news for our nurses and midwives. We're
extremely proud of all of our staff. These recognitions identify
just some of the fantastic work that takes place here every day at
Central Manchester Hospitals where we aim to put the patient at the
heart of everything that we do."
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Notes to Editors
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust is a leading provider of specialist healthcare services
in Manchester, treating more than a million patients every year.
Its eight specialist hospitals (Manchester Royal Infirmary, Saint
Mary's Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
Royal Eye Hospital, University Dental Hospital of Manchester,
Trafford General, Altrincham and Stretford Memorial) and community
services are home to hundreds of world class clinicians and
academic staff committed to finding patients the best care and
Find out more about Saint Mary's Bereavement Service and Rainbow
Find out more about Agimol Pradeep's life-saving education
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