It was no April Fool’s prank when Oxford Health’s Cathy Lucock was told that she had been selected as the winner of the trust’s April 2019 Exceptional People Award.

Cathy, who is a community psychiatric nurse at the Manzil Resource Centre in Oxford, has been described as dedicated and caring, consistently going above and beyond to meet the needs of her patients.

Kimberley Naylor, who nominated Cathy for the award, said: “Cathy is a brilliant nurse who gives so much to others. She is fair, honest and treats everyone with the utmost respect.

“Cathy has brought her experience and devotion to the central older adult community mental health service and is an asset to the team.”

Along with her caring and holistic approach to patient care, Cathy has used her knowledge and experience to help patients on a broader scale by developing a personality disorder lecture, which she has used to teach and create awareness for doctors, students and other medical professions across the trust.

Cathy said: “My favourite part of the job is meeting a very diverse range of people and being invited into their homes to support them.”

Cathy will receive a certificate and our thanks for her valued service to the trust and patients.

Every month we recognise and reward a team or staff member that has made a real difference to the trust, our people and our patients. Nominations are welcome from staff, service users, patients, or friends and family of service users and patients. If you would like to nominate someone exceptional you can download a form here.