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Children’s hospice nurse wins Nurse of the Year award

06 November 2017

Emma Bleasdale, from Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield, has been named “Nurse of the Year” at the Nursing Times Awards.

Emma leads the neonatal and antenatal service at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, dedicated to families with babies who have been diagnosed with life-limiting conditions. The role was created thanks to funding from St. James’ Place Foundation and Hospice UK.

Commenting on the award, she said:

“I really feel privileged to do what I do – caring and supporting families. Even though it is me that is nominated, it is a team effort from everyone at Forget Me Not.”

“I work with some great colleagues who have encouraged and supported me throughout my journey here.”

The awards ceremony took place last week at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Emma was one of 11 nurses shortlisted in the Nurse of the Year category, sponsored by Elysium Healthcare.

A total of 23 award categories recognised the work of nurses and health providers organisations, with other winners including the Team of the Year award going to Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust for its school age immunisation service, and the HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care to recognise Circle Nottingham for establishing a Tai Chi programme for rheumatology patients.

Representatives from the 11 trusts involved in caring for those caught up in the Manchester and London terror attacks received a standing ovation as they each received a Special Recognition Award for their role.

For more information visit Nursing Times Awards 2017

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