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Winners announced for Cygnet’s Nursing Awards 2020

Nurse Leader of the Year, Cygnet Hospital Sheffield’s Ali Curtis
On Tuesday 13th October we held our first ever Cygnet Nursing Awards. The event was held virtually and was hosted by Cygnet’s Director of Nursing, David Wilmott.

In the build up to the Awards, David said, “I’m particularly proud to be launching the Awards this year as 2020 marks the World Health Organisation’s International Year of the Nurse, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

“This is a year to reflect on the skills, dedication and expertise that our staff provide and to recognise the positive difference they have on so many people’s lives.

“Despite the pandemic our teams have stepped up to deliver compassionate, high quality care. Thank you. There has never been a better time to show our nurses and our support staff across Cygnet how much they’re valued and to appreciate the challenging, yet rewarding conditions in which they work.”

Ben Roberts, Trainee Nurse Associate of the Year, and Helen Jennings, winner of the Nurse Education Award

There were 8 awards categories with colleagues nominated by staff members, and service users from across Cygnet. The winner and runners-up in each category are as follows:

Nurse Education Award

Helen Jennings, Cygnet Hospital Derby

Runners up
Kirsty Oram, The Fields
Roy Thompson, Wolverhampton University

Support Worker of the Year

Cheryl Murdoch, Cygnet Sherwood House

Runners up
Rose Arney, Tupwood Gate
Emma Barratt, Cygnet Hospital Derby

Trainee Nurse Associate of the Year

Ben Roberts, Cygnet Cedars

Runners up
Warren Bridges, Cygnet Heathers
Rebecca Horsnell, Cygnet Oaks

Learning Disability Nurse of the Year

Katie Gray, Cygnet Lodge Brighouse

Runners up
Rachel Clifton, Cygnet Hospital Bury
Marc Moran, Cygnet Aspen House

Nurse Leader of the Year

Alicia Curtis, Cygnet Hospital Sheffield

Runners up
Lindah Munowenyu, Cygnet Hospital Woking
Hannah Wright, Cygnet Cedars

Outstanding Achievement Award

Cygnet Lodge Salford

Nita Roper of Cygnet Sherwood House who won the Nursing Team of the Year award and Katie Gray, winner of the Learning Disability Nurse of the Year

Nursing Team of the Year

Cygnet Sherwood House

Runners up
Cygnet Aspen Clinic
Cygnet Hospital Maidstone – Roseacre Ward

Nurse of the Year

Rachel Clifton, Cygnet Hospital Bury

Runners up
Paul Blaker, Cygnet Sherwood Lodge
Katie Walsh, Cygnet Alders Clinic

Nurse of the Year, Rachel Clifton, with her award

Many congratulations to all our finalists and especially to the lucky winners, but also a big thank you to all our staff across the whole country, in all roles and functions, who continue to be Cygnet Heroes every day.

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