NUH was the first acute trust in the UK to be supported by the DAISY Foundation - an international programme set up to recognise the contribution of nurses and midwives the world over. Each month a winner is chosen at City Hospital and at Queen’s Medical Centre.
These awards will recognise and reward NUH’s nursing and midwifery colleagues on a regular basis. This will help us celebrate our workforces’ achievements and make them feel valued. It will also give staff, patients and relatives an opportunity to show their gratitude and appreciation.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a recognition program set up in America by the DAISY Foundation. It was established following the death of the founder's husband who wanted to create an initiative that could say thank you to nurses everywhere for the work that they do. The foundation currently operates in 2,500 healthcare facilities in 15 different countries.
From May 2017 winners will be chosen at QMC and City Hospital and presented with a special 'Healer's Touch' sculpture as part of a surprise ceremony involving colleagues, those who nominated them and senior leaders. Their stories will be shared locally and on the DAISY Foundation website.
Nominations for NUH’s DAISY Award can be made by completing and posting the nomination cards on wards and in public areas into the DAISY post boxes or by completing this form and emailing DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk
More information on the DAISY Foundation can be found here.