The DAISY Awards is an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the skillful and compassionate care provided by nurses each day.
Oxford Health employs around 2,000 nurses who are eligible to be nominated and, so far, 18 nurses have received one of the quarterly awards.
The Trust’s nurses work in a wide range of areas including community services such as minor injury units and school nursing plus, mental health, forensic services, and learning disabilities.
The DAISY Foundation 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.
Any Oxford Health patient, family member or carer on behalf of a patient can nominate a nurse that they feel has demonstrated extraordinary compassionate care.
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 is recognised at a 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.
Marie Crofts, Oxford Health’s Chief Nurse, said: “As we start the new year now is a great time to thank someone for the care they have delivered
“It is always an absolute pleasure to present a DAISY award – the mixture of surprise followed by disbelief and then appreciation of the fact that someone has valued their work so much that they want them to win is wonderful to see.
“Each and every winner represents just how valuable and amazing our nursing workforce is at Oxford Health. There are so many more winners out there so I would urge anyone who receives care excellent and compassionate care from one of nurses to nominate them for a DAISY award.”
To find out more about the DAISY awards and how to make a nomination visit this page.
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Published: 20 January 2023