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Nurse award commemorates founder of children's hospice in Wales

Suzanne Goodall Award will be presented to a paediatric nurse at RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards.
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An award recognising the contribution of children's nurses in Wales has been created by the RCN.

RCN Wales is inviting nominations for the award commemorating the founder of a childrens hospice.

The Suzanne Goodall award will be presented at this years RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards and will be given to a nurse who has made a significant contribution to children's nursing in Wales.

Groundbreaking

The late Suzanne Goodall founded T Hafan childrens hospice in 1999 when she was a newly retired occupational therapist. It was the first centre in Wales for children with life-limiting conditions.

Ms Goodall, who was made a MBE for establishing the hospice, was informed of the RCN award on the day she died, in January this year. She was 95.

The hospices director of care Carol Killa said: We offer bespoke care no two children

An award recognising the contribution of children's nurses in Wales has been created by the RCN.

RCN Wales is inviting nominations for the award commemorating the founder of a children’s hospice.

The Suzanne Goodall award will be presented at this year’s RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards and will be given to a nurse who has made a significant contribution to children's nursing in Wales.

Groundbreaking

The late Suzanne Goodall founded Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice in 1999 when she was a newly retired occupational therapist. It was the first centre in Wales for children with life-limiting conditions.

Ms Goodall, who was made a MBE for establishing the hospice, was informed of the RCN award on the day she died, in January this year. She was 95.

The hospice’s director of care Carol Killa said: ‘We offer bespoke care – no two children have exactly the same needs – and we offer it to them whether they come to Tŷ Hafan or we work with them in the community.

Constantly evolving

‘Our services are constantly evolving and not even Suzanne could have envisaged all that was needed, but what she started enables us to do what we do now and inspires everything we do.’

The RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2017 are now open for nominations. The closing date is July 2.

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