Patient's Choice 2021

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This award is an opportunity for members of the public to nominate a nurse, midwife, health visitor or nursing support worker who has made a difference to their or a loved one’s care.

The winner is chosen by public vote.

This year the winner is Paul Murray, Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Patient's Choice winner 2021 - Paul Murray

Mr Murray, who worked at Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, died following a cardiac arrest in February, after nursing for 25 years. The testimonies from people he supported show the huge impact he had on the people he cared for, as well as the wider community.

Read more about our Patient’s Choice award winner 2021

There were six nominations for the Patient’s Choice award this year, and the award attracted thousands of votes from patients and members of the public.

We’d like to thank each nominee for their hard work and commitment during this challenging year, whether caring for people directly or supporting the nursing community and health and social care in other ways.

Read about the other nominations

Angela Gallagher Angela Gallagher was nominated for the Patient's Choice award by former nurse Linda Davies.

Nurse who cared for our daughter with leukaemia is ‘credit to the profession’  
Ward managers Rosily Padayathil and Muzit Ghebreab were nominated by Ms Waffa Girshab – herself a senior research nurse – for the outstanding way they took care of her mother at Whipps Cross Hospital in London, part of Barts Health NHS Trust

Compassionate end of life care: team helped our family cope ‘at worst time of our lives’  
Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for her dedicated care of women with complex mental and physical healthcare needs

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’  
Orna Carey was nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient

Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’    
Jodie Heath was nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for her unwavering support of a young patient's complex health needs

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’  


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