Abingdon Community Hospital, Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service has been named the overall winner for this year’s Oxford Brooke’s Placement of the Year Awards 2017.
Every year Brookes students join teams across Oxford Health as part of their education and training.
MSK were named overall winners after being hailed Physiotherapy Placement of the Year.
There were also much-deserved wins for three other Oxford Health teams.
The Mental Health Nursing Placement of the Year Award went to Ashurst Ward at Littlemore Mental Health Centre, the award for Return to Practice Adult Nursing (Oxford) went to Henley Minor Injuries Unit, and Children’s and Mental Health Nursing Placement of the Year Award went to the Highfield Unit at Warneford Hospital.
It comes as the trust, university and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have launched the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery under the umbrella of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
The school will uniquely combine education, clinical practice and research across the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions and will be welcoming its first students in August.
Similar models have been successful in the USA with University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins University ranked globally as the top two nursing schools.
Physiotherapy student Kristina Ilsley nominated the MSK team at Abingdon for their passionate and inspiring staff role models and the department’s nurturing, learning culture and dynamic environment for development.
She said: “I loved this placement and learnt more than I could ever imagine. It was lovely to be part of a team that genuinely enjoy their job and help each other out. It was an excellent placement that I did not want to leave!”