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Nominate a Nurse, Midwife or Student Nurse/Midwife for a DAISY Award

If you want to nominate one of our Nurses, Midwives or Student Nurses/Midwives for providing excellent care to you or a loved one you can nominate them for a DAISY Award. 

Nominations can be made by completing and posting the nomination cards on wards and in public areas into the DAISY post boxes. 

Or by completing a DAISY form.

The DAISY Awards

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honours and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses & midwives provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalisation, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognised at a public ceremony in their ward or department and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

© DAISY Foundation 2016

Privacy Statement

By completing a DAISY Award nomination form, you consent for your personal data to be processed for the purpose of nominating a Nurse, Midwife or Student Nurse/Midwife for the DAISY Award.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to process the nomination.

We will protect your personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

If you no longer wish us to process your data for the nomination please contact DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk

Daisy Award Honorees 2022

January 2022

  • Carrie Hau - E39, QMC
  • Lucinda Tussell - Labour Suite, City Hospital
  • QMC NICU Team - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, QMC

February 2022

  • Olusola Onuoha - Jenner (HCOP), City Hospital
  • Elly Denegri-Howard - Labour Suite, QMC

March 2022

  • Samantha Tye - E38, QMC
  • Jenny Vagharia - Labour Suite, QMC

April 2022

  • Katie Davidson - E39, QMC

Daisy Award Honorees 2021

January 2021

  • Marta Banaskiewicz-Strzelec – Toghill, City Hospital
  • Katie O’Mahoney – E39, QMC

February 2021

  • Chloe Wieckowska – Hogarth, City Hospital
  • Claire Christopher – Labour Suite, City Hospital
  • Ann Marie Hartshorn – Emergency Department, QMC
  • Naomi Poole – Labour Suite, QMC

March 2021

  • Gillian Priday – Breast Institute, City Hospital
  • Denise Gordon – E17, QMC
  • Joanne Bullen – Labour Suite, City Hospital
  • Molly Povey, Community Midwife

April 2021

  • Katherine Jones – Labour Suite, City Hospital
  • Meghan Browne – B26, QMC
  • Zoe Billyeald -  Oncology Research, City Hospital

May 2021

  • Maria Tomlinson – Breast Institute, City Hospital
  • Lili Bahrami – F22, QMC
  • Fiona Wallis – Labour Suite, City Hospital

June 2021

  • Irina Bartus – Critical Care, City Hospital
  • Lisa Jackson – Interventional Radiology Theatres, QMC
  • Robyn Morris – Bonnington, City Hospital
  • Rosanna Arnaud – Community Midwife

July 2021

  • Amy Gregory - C29, QMC
  • Michaela Gibson – Loxley, City Hospital
  • Victoria Black – Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), QMC

August 2021 

  • Hannah Wegierak – Hayward House, City Hospital
  • Abigail Walker - Labour Suite, City Hospital
  • Lara Eastwood - Treatment Centre (Gateway G), QMC

September 2021

  • Lucy West – Burns Unit, City Hospital
  • Diane Howells – A23, QMC
  • Sasha Hamid - Labour Suite, City Hospital

October 2021

  • Abby Lennon – Papplewick, City Hospital
  • Jade Church - Sherwood Rise Health Centre
  • Kylie Ramsden - Treatment Centre (Gateway F), QMC
  • Kia Beeby-Parnham - Labour Suite, QMC

November 2021

  • Tiwonge Nkhonjera – Southwell, City Hospital
  • Stephanie Allwood - Bonnington, City Hospital
  • Gillian Barker - Sherwood Rise Health Centre
  • Kirtsy Harwood - Labour Suite, City Hospital

December 2021

  • Molly Irish - D57, QMC
  • Mary Tomlinson - Fetal Care Clinic, QMC

DAISY Award Honorees 2020

January 2020

  • Ashleigh Goodwin - ED, QMC
  • Amanda Kemp - ACU, City Hospital

February 2020

  • Diane Carey - Breast Institute, City Hospital
  • Jade Stolworthy & Jessica Hayward, PCCU, QMC

March 2020

  • Olivia Cavan - Burns Unit, City Hospital
  • Nikki Keates - Fertility Clinic, QMC

April 2020

  • Edwin Fairleu - Neonatal, City Hospital
  • Alice Sunderland - D33, QMC

May 2020

  • Chloe Wieckowska - Hogarth Ward, City Hospital
  • Victoria Phesant - ED, QMC

June 2020

  • Maria Higginson - Tissue Viability Team, City Hospital

July 2020

  • Paula Chapman - Pre-Assessment Unit, City Hospital
  • Casey Coleman - C25, Head and Neck Unit, QMC

August 2020

  • Gillian Priday - Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, City Hospital
  • Yvonne Powell Richards - Plaster room, QMC

September 2020

  • Molly Peter - Barclay Thoracic, City Hospital
  • Kate Stockley - PICU, QMC

October 2020

  • Laura Plumb and Sarah Pinkstone - C24, QMC
  • Amanda Bort - OPAT Team, City Hospital

November 2020

  • Emma Consadine - LD Team, QMC
  • Debbie Raffle - Loxley, City Hospital

December 2020

  • Maxine Morgan-Botsie - Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist, QMC
  • Deborah Glen - Papplewick, City Hospital



Daisy Award Honorees 2019

December 2019

  • Emma Watson - D34, QMC
  • Susan Eaton - Respiratory Nurse Specialist, City Hospital

November 2019

  • Heather Baines - E40, QMC
  • Wendy Roome - Outpatients, City Hospital

October 2019

  • Laura Booth - C29, QMC
  • Rachel Newton - C14, City Hospital

September 2019

  • Helen Knight - Haematology Unit, City
  • Monique Burgin - E17, QMC

August 2019

  • Rebecca Guest - A23, QMC
  • Krisztine Pisakne - Barclay Thoracic, City

July 2019

  • Fitzway Nuestro - Newell Ward, City
  • Lauren Henrys - C25 ENT, QMC

June 2019

  • Daniel Steven - Fraser Ward, City
  • Beatrice Enrietto - D52, QMC

May 2019

  • Hayley Ford - Carrel Ward, City
  • Linda Sellors - Maxiofacial, QMC

April 2019

  • Emily Wagner - Gervis Pearson, City
  • Leanne Dutton - E40, QMC

March 2019

  • Catherine Reynolds & Susan Eaton - Respiratory Medicine, City
  • Kevin Parsons - Fracture Clinic, QMC

February 2019

  • Annabel Kane - Papplewick, City
  • Elena Voynova - C5, QMC

January 2019

  • Bridget Greengrass - Simpson 2, City

  • Sue Mazengarb - Head and Neck Unit, QMC

Barnes family visit

The Barnes family visited us here at NUH on the 3rd July 2018. Many of you will recognise the Barnes family as the instigators of the Daisy award which they started after the death of their son and husband Patrick Barnes. Below is a selection of images from the family's visit. 

Selection of images


What are the submission methods for the nominations?

We currently have a variety of different ways for you to send nominations. These include:

  • E-mailing DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with a completed electronic form, accessible above.
  • If the electronic form is not accessible, you can also manually type out your nomination story and send it via the email addresses above. Please include the nominee’s full name, their job title, their ward, your full name and contact details. If unsure of their details, please complete this to the best of your knowledge.
  • If the ward has a designated area for the DAISY Awards, there should be physical nominations forms available to write on. Please slip these inside their nomination box, or send your completed from to the following address:


Institute of Care Excellence

Derwent House

Block A, Flat 9

Nottingham City Hospital



Can I nominate more than one person?

YES, you can more than one person in a nomination but you can also specify if you want to keep them as separate nominations. Please write separate sentences or paragraphs for each nominee if you would like to keep them as separate nominations!


Can I nominate a whole team?

YES, we understand that it is difficult to choose only one or two individuals for an award and much of our care provided is achieved due to a team effort. Please specify which ward and/or team you are planning to nominate. You can specify names within this if you would like to.


Who can send in a nomination form?

Patients, relatives, visitors, volunteers, doctors, colleagues, students – you name it. Absolutely anyone can send in a nomination, just ensure that the individual you are nominating is eligible for the Award. The eligibility criteria should be listed within the nomination forms themselves. If not accessible, the full list of eligible recipients is listed below:

DAISY Awards:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Registered Midwives (RMs)
  • Student Nurses
  • Student Midwives

TULIP Awards - click here for more information:

  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs)
  • Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)
  • Trainee Nursing Associates (TrNAs)
  • Nursing Associates (NAs)
  • Auxiliary Nurses
  • Clinical Support Workers/ Other Nursing Support Workers


What does the Nominee receive if they HAVE and HAVEN’T won?

If the nominee has the privilege of winning, a ceremony date will be organised in secret and the Honouree will not know of this until the day of the ceremony. They will receive:

  • A DAISY Honouree Certificate within a Certificate Folder
  • An Honouree Nomination Letter with their nomination story
  • A DAISY Honouree Pin
  • A Healing Touch Sculpture
  • 1 Cinnamon bun cake and 2 other cakes to share with their team

If the nominee hasn’t been chosen as the monthly Honouree, they will still receive the following benefits:

  • A Nomination Letter with their nomination story
  • A Nomination Pin – if eligible 


I would love to attend the ceremony if my nominee wins – is this possible?

Due to current COVID safety measures within NUH, invitations to external parties are still unavailable but if you would like to forward a personal gift or an additional message, we will make sure to e-mail you regarding your nominee’s win so you can let us know. We apologise for this inconvenience.


How are the nomination forms processed and voted for?

Once submitted, the DAISY Admin team will type up the nominations sent within the month and these will be forwarded to our review panel, consisting of NUH Staff members.

When sent, the nominee’s details will be anonymised and panellists will only vote for nominees based on the stories provided. They choose 1 Nurse Nominee, 1 Midwife Nominee and 1 TULIP Nominee to win per month.


Has my nomination story been voted for yet?

If we have received your nomination after the second week of the month, it will be anonymously voted for in the third week of the following month. Any nominations sent/received before this period will be voted for within the third week of the current month.

If this still hasn’t been actioned, kindly e-mail DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with your request and we can check our database.


My Nominee still hasn’t received a nomination pin for their nomination – what happened?

Our eligibility criteria for a nomination pin is as follows:

  • 1st and 2nd Nomination – 1 Single nomination pin each (ONLY available to DAISY Awards)
  • 3rd Nomination – 1 Multi-nomination pin (ONLY available to DAISY Awards)
  • 4th – 9th Nomination – No Nominations pins provided
  • 10th Nomination – 1 Platinum Multi-nomination pin (ONLY available to DAISY Awards)

If you are the nominee and believe you are to receive a nomination pin, please e-mail DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with the approximate date you believe you were nominated and the full name of the nominator (if eligible).

Please further understand that if you haven’t received a nomination pin yet, it is likely due to limitations in inventory and delays in shipping orders from USA. However, you can still contact us on the e-mail addresses mentioned above, just to be on the safe side.


I have lost my nominee badge, can I get a replacement?

YES, you absolutely can! Please send your replacement request to DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with your work address and we’ll send this out immediately.

If you have any additional queries or requests not mentioned above, please do not hesitate to contact the DAISY team via DAISY.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk


Happy Nominating! 


DAISY Award Infographic

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