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171 Nurses and Midwives from Leicester's Hospitals honoured for their service
Press release date15/05/2020
The nurses and midwives have all been nominated for the DAISY International nursing award by patients and families for the outstanding care and compassion they provide.
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The DAISY Award is an international award that recognises the skilful, compassionate care nurses and midwives provide every day.

All nominees were recognised by either patients or their families for their outstanding care and compassion, professionalism, and ability to communicate complex information in a way that enables people to make informed decisions. 

As well as excellent clinical care, the nurses and midwives were praised for their kindness and willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ during what are often difficult and frightening moments in people’s lives. Examples of going above and beyond included a midwife who attended the funeral of a baby who passed away having been born prematurely.

The pinnacle of the DAISY recognition programme is to be honoured with the DAISY Award. A total of thirteen honourees from Leicester’s Hospitals have been recognised so far, the most recent, this week, was Barry Fogarty becoming the first male nurse at the Trust to be recognised with the award.

Honourees include Deputy Sister Dawn Carter who was recognised for her “incredible kindness and compassion” towards a patient requiring heart surgery and their family who were “going through a terrible and emotional time” said: “I’ve been a qualified nurse for 26 years at Leicester’s Hospitals and this was a truly unexpected honour. 

Thank you to the family that nominated me, for their recognition. Providing caring at its best for patients and their families is my passion. It’s why I love nursing.”

Chief Nurse at Leicester’s Hospitals, Carolyn Fox said: “As a Trust, we are proud to join hospitals across the world taking part in the DAISY Award scheme in celebrating the skill, compassion and dedication shown by our nurses and midwives.

“Across all nominations and awards, what shines through is a genuine willingness to go ‘above and beyond’. The heartfelt gratitude expressed by patients is a testament to both the excellent clinical care that our midwives and nurses provide, and the incredible personal and emotional support they give to patients and their families.”

Patients wishing to thank a nurse or midwife with a DAISY award nomination can do so by visiting the Trust’s website or by completing a DAISY leaflet on site.

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