Nurses across Sussex recognised at local awards for best care

Thursday 25th April, 2013

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Nurses and care givers are going to be recognised at a special event in Sussex tonight.

The Proud to Care Awards will celebrate the very best patient care that nurses and care givers deliver in hospitals, the community, primary care and nursing homes.

Everyone short listed for a Proud to Care Sussex Nursing Award have been invited to the presentation event at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, tonight (Thursday 25 April).

Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing: Quality Improvement and Care for NHS England, will give the opening speech to 200 nurses and their guests. 

Directors of nursing at Sussex hospitals will announce and present the individual and team winners of the ‘6C’ awards (Compassion, Communication, Care, Courage, Competence and Commitment) and the Public’s Choice award.

Julia Dutchman-Bailey, Nurse Director of the Surrey and Sussex Area Team of NHS England will make the closing remarks and present her Award for Outstanding Achievement.

More than 200 nominations were received for individuals and teams for the Public’s Choice Award.  And there were over 100 nominations from colleagues of nurses and care givers for the 6C awards.

‘NHS Hero’ certificates will also be presented to people nominated for this national recognition scheme for their dedication and care by patients and colleagues.

We will update our news pages tomorrow with details of the winners and pictures from the event.