‘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