18 May 2017

Congratulations to our Nurse & Midwife of the Year award winners

Congratulations to our Nurse & Midwife of the Year award winners

Our Nurse of the Year is student nurse Christina Oloughlin, who has told how her mum inspired her to pursue her nursing dream.

Christina, 24, was nominated by the grateful parents of a child she cared for at the Children's Hospital who were impressed and inspired by her care.

"I'm so happy but really shocked at the same time. Hopefully I'll carry on the way I am and continue learning from those around me, and I hope to be a great Nurse in the future." - Christina O'Loughlin Nurse of the Year 2017.

Christina was one of eight winners at the Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards which recognise the outstanding contributions of nurses and midwives working for NUH.

The 2017 winners are:

  • Laura Hardwick - Adult Nurse of the Year
  • Claire Pothecary - Children's Nurse of the Year
  • John Marriott - Healthcare Assistant of the Year
  • Andreia Almeida - International Nurse of the Year
  • Heather Bartram - Midwife of the Year
  • Lucy Gillespie - Nurse Leader of the Year
  • Christina O'Loughlin - Student Nurse of the Year
  • Mary Palframan - QMC40 award winner

Mandie Sunderland, NUH's Chief Nurse, said: "We have had a fantastic response from the people of Nottingham, with almost 40,000 votes for this year's winners.  This is testament to the outstanding care being provided in hospitals and in communities across Nottingham.

"Never has it been so important that we take the time to recognise and appreciate the vital role nurses and midwives play. Tonight is all about saying 'thank you' to our colleagues for the dedication they bring to their roles every day."

Newly crowned nurse of the year Christina has worked at QMC this year and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She is following in the footsteps of her mother Wendy who works as a Discharge Co-ordinator at QMC who she says inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. She graduates in December and hopes to return to the hospital.

Professor Joanne Lymn, Head of the University of Nottingham's School of Health Sciences where Christina is studying, said: "Our School motto talks about excellence being a habit and Christina is a wonderful example of this, going over and above on a daily basis and describing it as 'just doing my job'. She is truly inspirational and so deserving of this award."

22 nurses and midwives were shortlisted for the awards which were hosted at Nottingham Conference Centre. The event was possible thanks to a number of sponsors from across the region including Nottingham Express Tramlink and the Nottingham Post.

Peter Homa, NUH Chief Executive, said: "These awards are one of the highlights of the year and a special occasion whereby the local community to comes together to support and thank our nurses and midwives for all they do and the excellent care they provide to our patients, their families and carers. Very many thanks to the Nottingham post, NET and our sponsors for making this event - which means so much to so any of our staff - possible. This event is an example of partnership working at its very best."

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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