RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards open for nominations

Colleagues and patients can nominate outstanding nurses 

Nominations for the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards are now open.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory gala dinner on November 16 in Cardiff’s City Hall.

Nominations can be made by colleagues, managers, patients or the public, and those nominated must show a passion for the nursing profession and exemplify distinction in care, leadership, service and innovation.

The winners of a total of 17 awards will be selected by panels of judges, comprising nursing leaders and experts.

RCN Wales director Tina Donnelly launched the awards today at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, the workplace of last year’s Wales nurse of the year Claire Harris.

Ms Donnelly said: ‘Each year we are pleased to see the calibre of entrants reflecting the high standards of healthcare delivery occurring in Wales every day.’

RCN Welsh Board chair Gaynor Jones said she has met countless ‘nurses and healthcare support workers who often go above the call of duty to ensure their patients receive the best care possible.

'It’s these individuals, who work harder to better the lives of others, that we must recognise – whether this be achieved through research, innovation or working on the frontline of care.’

She added that the awards were ‘an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of those who don’t ask for admiration or accolade’.

Online nomination forms can be completed here before the closing date of June 24.

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