About the Awards

DAISY Awards at Oxford Health

DAISY describes itself as a partnership with healthcare organisations to provide on-going recognition of the clinical skill and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and families all year long.

Now any Oxford Health patient, family member or carer on behalf of a patient can nominate a nurse that they feel has gone above and beyond.

All you need to do is fill in the nomination form and your nomination will go to our own DAISY panel for consideration.

Each DAISY Award Honouree will be recognised at a public surprise ceremony in their ward or department and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Those who nominate the winners will also be invited although, at the time to writing, the ceremony will be “virtual”.

What are the DAISY Awards?

The DAISY Awards were 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.

Please visit the DAISY Foundation to learn more about Pat’s story and how The DAISY Award recognises Extraordinary Nurses.

Page last reviewed: 22 July, 2021