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Nominate a Nurse, Midwife or Nurse/Midwife led team for a DAISY Award

If you want to nominate one of our Nurses or Midwives or a Nurse/Midwife led team 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 and 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

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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.

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Daisy Award Honorees 2024

January 2024 Honouree

Mandy Herrett – Winifred 2 – City Hospital

February 2024 Honouree

Vanessa King - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit – QMC

March 2024 Honouree

Helen Chilton – Ward B48 – QMC

April 2024 Honouree

Gareth Matthews – Acute Cardiac Unit – City Hospital

Daisy Award Honorees 2023

January 2023

  • Faith Ogiozee Asemota - E14 – QMC
  • Haley Frances -  Bonington ward – City Hospital

February 2023

  • Lily Wilson -  Ward B26 – QMC
  • Jeanette Irving – Ward Harvey 1 – City Hospital

March 2023

  • Louise Paterson – Labour Suite – City Hospital
  • Clair Pothecary – Ward E40 – QMC

April 2023

  • Laura Liston – Fletcher Ward – City Hospital

May 2023

  • Ellie Fletcher – Ward D34 – QMC

June 2023

  • Tammy-louise Thompson – Hogarth Ward – City Hospital

July 2023

  • Benzy Babu– Loxley Ward – City Hospital

August 2023

  • Natalie Amatt– ward D35– QMC

September 2023

  • Madeline Smith – ward E17– QMC

October 2023

  • Lauren Evans – Pappplewick Ward – City Hospital

November 2023

  • Jack Forsdyke – Ward C30 – QMC

December 2023

  • Hasel Factoran – Hayward House – City Hospital


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

May 2022

  • C24 Team – C24, QMC
  • Kate Shirley – Maternity Triage, City Hospital

July 2022

  • Joanne Smallman - E39, QMC

August 2022

  • Emma Kirton - A23 Emergency Gynaecology Inpatients, QMC
  • Hannah Kerr - City Labour Suite, City Hospital

September 2022

  • Katherine Eccles - Labour Suite, QMC
  • Rebecca Pratten – Ward B3 – QMC

October 2022

  • Gemma Ollerenshaw - Lawrence Ward, City Hospital
  • Ania Oliveira Afonso - Southwell Ward - City Hospital

November 2022

  • Antonia Ison - Gateway G, QMC
  • Nadine James - Labour Suite, QMC

December 2022

  • Tania Cooper - D57, QMC
  • Rachel Ginn - ward B26 – 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
  • Charlene Smith – B26, QMC

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
  • Sharon Molineux – Labour Suite, City Hospital

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
  • Kirsty 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

DAISY Award Honorees 2018

December 2018

  • Vanessa Scullion - Harvey 1, City
  • Mica Saunders - E12, QMC

November 2018

  • Sarah Brand - Renal and Transplant Unit, City
  • Samantha Davies - D11, QMC

October 2018

  • Karen Stopper - Renal Transplant Team, City
  • Kayleigh Daniels - D55, Medicine, QMC

September 2018

  • Nicky Scott - Nottingham Breast Institute, City
  • Louise Beades Denteh - Early Pregnancy Unit, QMC

August 2018

  • Kealy Linford - Chemotherapy Daycase, CAS
  • Nikki Cotgreave-Keates - Fertility QMC, Family Health

July 2018

  • Julius Manzano - Papplewick, Medicine
  • Alex Hoyle - ACU, Medicine
  • Fiona Syson - F21, Surgery

June 2018

  • Nisha Thomas - Barclays, Surgery

  • Harry Wicks - D57, Medicine

May 2018

  • Jessie Maud - Chemo Day Unit, CAS

  • Lisa Wells - D58, Medicine

April 2018

  • Sarah Nally - Gillies, CAS

  • Grace Everett and Charlotte Sadler - D10, Surgery

March 2018

  • Anitha Aranha - Acute Cardiac Unit, Medicine

  • Rachel Tyson - D34, Family Health

February 2018

  • Amelia Parker - Fraser Ward, CAS

  • Maxine Morgan - Neurology, Clinical Support

January 2018

  • Linda Rowley - Patience One, Medicine

  • Kathy Pearce - Fetal Medicine Unit, Family Health

DAISY Award Honorees 2017

December 2017

  • Kate Belfield - Winifred 2, Surgery
  • Ann Marriot - Spinal, Surgery


November 2017

  • Hannah Thurlow - Gervis Pearson, CAS
  • Alison Cox - LJU, Medicine


October 2017

  • Lorraine Pell - Lyn Jarrett Unit, Medicine
  • Lucy Vango - Acute Cardiac Unit, Medicine


September 2017

  • Iain McGregor - C6, Surgery
  • Rachel Humphreys - Renal Unit, CAS


August 2017

  • Rosy Sutcliffe - Haemophilia, CAS
  • Samantha Corbett  - ACU, Medicine


July 2017

  • Lenka Bigasova - Edward 2, Surgery
  • Mary Lynam - C4, Surgery


June 2017

  • Amanda Griffiths, Sarah Harley, Vanessa Austin and Vanessa King - PICU, Family Health
  • Sarah Henshaw - Clinical Haematology, CAS


May 2017

  • Sharon Leighton - Oncology Daycase, CAS
  • Julie Tarbitt - Community Midwife, Family Health

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:

  • Completing one of our electronic forms: DAISY FORM or TULIP FORM (RECOMMENDED).
  • Completing a physical tri-fold nomination form available within the wards. Please slip these inside their nomination box, or send your completed form to the following address:


Institute of Care Excellence

Derwent House

Block A, Flat 9

Nottingham City Hospital



  • Manually typing up your nomination story and sending it to either or Please make sure to include the nominee’s full name, their ward and job title, and your contact details. The details should be completed to the best of your knowledge, but receptionists can aid with any specific details.


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, as noted below. Please note any job titles not listed cannot be included in our monthly voting.

For nominations to other job titles not listed below, please send a nomination via Team NUH Awards .

DAISY Awards:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Registered Midwives (RMs)
  • Student Nurses
  • Student Midwives
  • Entire Team (MUST be led by a RN or RM)

TULIP Awards - click here for more information:

  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) including apprentices
  • Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)
  • Trainee Nursing Associates (TrNAs)
  • Nursing Associates (NAs)
  • 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?

All nominators are provided an option to attend the ceremony if their nominee wins and our team will notify you for when this will be. These will appear as tick box options in both our tri-fold nomination forms and our electronic forms. Some wards may have older printed copies of the forms in their area, so please specify on the form if you would like to attend if your nominee wins.


How are the nomination forms processed and voted for?

When nominations are submitted, the DAISY and TULIP Admin team will type up the nominations sent within the month and the nominee’s details will then be anonymised before being sent for voting to our review panel, consisting of NUH Staff members. Our nomination review panel are then tasked with choosing a story of 1 RN Nominee, 1 RM Nominee and 1 TULIP Nominee to win per month.

Final votes are tallied and winners are announced to the panellists before ceremonies are organised.


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 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
  • 3rd Nomination – 1 Multi-nomination pin 
  • 4th – 9th Nomination – No Nominations pins provided
  • 10th Nomination – 1 Platinum Multi-nomination pin

If you are the nominee and believe you are to receive a nomination pin, please e-mail 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 pin, can I get a replacement?

YES, you absolutely can! Please send your replacement request to with your work address and we’ll send this out immediately.

Please note that this is only available for Daisy single, multi and platinum nomination pins, not honouree pins.

If you have any additional queries or requests not mentioned above, please do not hesitate to contact the DAISY team via


Happy Nominating! 


DAISY Award Infographic

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