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The DAISY Awards

A new award to recognise the contribution of nurses who go above and beyond to help patients has been launched by Oxford Health.

A new award to recognise the contribution of nurses who go above and beyond to help patients has been launched by Oxford Health.

The DAISY Awards is an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the skilful and compassionate care provided by nurses and midwives each day.

Oxford Health employs around 2,000 nurses who are eligible to be nominated and, especially given the extra challenges the pandemic has brought over the last year, it is felt that now is a good time for Oxford Health to join the DAISY family.

Make a nomination

Complete this form to share your story of how a nurse made a difference in your care or that of someone you know. We want a detailed account of why this person is so extraordinary and what makes them a stand out nurse for a DAISY award. 

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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.

And 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 form on this page 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”.

“Nurses do what they do because they are hard working, caring and professional and the results of their efforts can be seen in the thousands of people who receive care from Oxford Health.

“The DAISY Award is an opportunity for patients to say thank you by sharing their story of how a nurse made a difference.

“DAISY has already been taken up by a number of NHS Trusts so has recognition across the profession Oxford Health believes that now, following the immense challenges that our nursing teams have risen to during the COVID-19 pandemic, is the perfect time to introduce and launch the awards.”

Marie Crofts

Chief Nurse

Want to know more about 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.

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