Crohn's and Colitis UK IBD Nurse Awards 2012
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:16
The five winning specialist nurses were chosen by the Judging Panel from among 183 nurses nominated by 435 patients. The judges stressed the high quality of the nominations for all the nurses and Crohn’s and Colitis UK has written to every nurse who was nominated giving examples of what their patients said about their care. A copy of the letter sent to each nurse was also sent to the Chief Executive of their Hospital Trust to raise the profile of the role among their managers.
You can see short video clips of the nurses and some of their patients talking about their IBD nurse role at www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
The winning nurses were:
Joy Mason, IBD Specialist Nurse,
Colchester General Hospital University NHS Trust
Susannah Peters, Clinical Nurse Practitioner in Gastroenterology,
Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex
Tracey Price, IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust, Luton, Bedfordshire.
There were additional awards for Wales and Scotland:
Helen Ludlow, IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Gastroenterology,
University Hospital Llandough, Glamorgan, Wales
Scotland and Northern Ireland Winner
Vikki Garrick, Paediatric IBD Specialist Nurse, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Chief Nursing Officer, Dame Christine Beasley, was unable to attend but sent her personal congratulations to the winners saying, "I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to all the winners of the national Crohn's and Colitis UK IBD Nursing Awards 2012. Your determined work has provided much-needed stability and support to sufferers of IBD, who face much uncertainty and worry in managing their condition. Working at the centre of IBD care, your clinical expertise and your compassion have profoundly increased the quality of life and wellbeing of patients.
Chief Executive, Crohn's and Colitis UK