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The DAISY Award: extraordinary nurses and midwives

Daisy Award
Daisy Award

A special way for you to say ‘thank you’ 

Leicester’s Hospitals is proud to be one of the first University teaching hospitals to launch the DAISY Award – an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the skilful, compassionate care nurses and midwives provide each day. 

The DAISY Award 

The DAISY Award is an opportunity to say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse or midwife made a difference you will never forget. 

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalisation, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. To learn more, visit DAISYFoundation.org 

More information is available in this video: https://vimeo.com/287707346

Each DAISY Award Honouree will be recognised at a public ceremony in their ward or department and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. 

Nominate a nurse or a midwife for a DAISY Award

If you want to nominate one of our nurses or midwives for providing excellent care to you or a loved one this can be done by:

  • Online below: by completing this form which will automatically be sent to our dedicated DAISY email

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The DAISY Award is your opportunity to say thank you

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Your nomination

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Sample nomination story:

“Our 88-year-old mother was a patient for 2 weeks. Mom was on a roller coaster, we never knew what to expect. Everything was new and frightening to us as we watched her struggle to live. Through it all, Tami was there, working tirelessly, diligently, helping Mom and us understand issues and ramifications. She patiently explained things to us, sometimes more than once, until we got it. Of utmost importance to her was Mom’s comfort. Tami was also concerned about each of us as we went through our own emotional and exhausting roller coaster rides. We looked forward each day to seeing Tami. She obviously cared deeply for Mom. Tami became like family. I wanted to hug her hello and goodbye. Everyday her knowledge and skills were evident. Such as, for 1 tiny example, the day 02 saturation was dropping, chest tubes were in-Tami analyzed the best position to put mom into with those tubes in order to maximize 02 saturation. It worked. Tami’s tireless, devoted, and skilled passion for our mother’s well being made a huge impression on us. She stood out as a nurse willing and able to go beyond the normal call of duty.” 


  • Post: by completing and posting the nomination leaflet below back to us


We thank for you for considering nominating one of our amazing nurses or midwives. If you have any questions please email us at: DAISYAwards@uhl-tr.nhs.uk