Tag : HCA

Carer who ‘always goes the extra mile’ beats 300 other nominees to national award

A North Lincolnshire carer has been recognised by families of people she has looked after for her constant dedication. Kathryn Sate was named the Hales Group’s Personal Approach award winner after being nominated by the families of three separate clients. The group employs 2,500 people nationally and Kathryn beat 300 other nominees to the award. Explaining how she’s able to achieve such a bond with the people she looks after, she said: “I just love my clients, I love caring and I love my job. I’ve been working as a carer for 22 years, which helps you to develop really strong bonds with your clients. I’m still completely overwhelmed to win though, I thought I was just coming in for a staff meeting.” Hales Group is a national care company which has its North Lincolnshire branch on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe. Its 2,500 employees give around 30,000 care hours a week for clients.

Nottingham hospitals need more nurses following national shortage

Nurses are being encouraged to apply for jobs at Nottingham’s hospitals following the new emergency department expansion. A special event was held at the Queen’s Medical Centre on Monday, January 14, to encourage registered nurses in Nottinghamshire to consider working at local hospitals. NUH employs around 5,000 registered nurses, midwives and theatre practitioners but in November it had 350 vacant positions, which is around 11 percent of the nursing workforce.

‘Inspirational’ awards ceremony celebrates exceptional nurses and midwives

A glittering awards ceremony celebrated the exceptional nurses and midwives that work across Nottingham’s hospitals. The Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards 2017 paid tribute to staff at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, who go above and beyond to make sure patients receive the very best care. Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at NUH, and Mike Sassi, Editor of The Post, announced the winners during a ceremony at Nottingham Conference Centre, on Thursday May 18th after a public vote decided who would take home the awards. There were eight categories in total, including a new one introduced to mark the Queen’s Medical Centre’s 40th anniversary. The top accolade on the night – Nurse and Midwife of the Year Overall Winner – went to Student Nurse of the Year Christina O’Loughlin. The winners were as follows:

Adult Nurse of the Year – Laura Hardwick

Children’s Nurse of the Year – Claire Pothecary

Healthcare Assistant of the Year – John Marriott

International Nurse of the Year – Andreia Almeida

Midwife of the Year – Heather Bartram

Nurse or Midwife Leader of the Year – Lucy Gillespie

Student Nurse of the Year – Christina O’Loughlin

QMC 40th Anniversary Award – Mary Palframen

Nurse and Midwife of the Year Overall Winner – Christina O’Loughlin