Oxford Health’s Emily Leake was pleased to learn she had been selected as the first Exceptional People Award winner of 2019.

Emily is an emergency nurse practitioner at the out of hours and minor injury unit at Abingdon Community Hospital. She is known for her technical skills and calming presence, and has been praised by staff and community members for her positive attitude and work ethic.

Kathy Ruane, who nominated her for the award, said: “Emily constantly amazes everyone with her cheerful disposition and her wonderful caring, gentle nature.

“Nothing is too much trouble for her… I am very proud to have her on my team.”

Emily, who has been in the field for two years, said: “I enjoy the variety of work we have in the minor injury unit and out of hours service.

“I find caring for people in their own home at the end of life to be particularly rewarding.”

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

Every month we recognise and reward a member of staff 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.