FOR THE second year running, patients and staff at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are being invited to nominate their nursing or midwifery hero of the year.

The award is given in recognition of the extraordinary contribution made by each of the Trust’s 2,000 nurses and midwives to provide outstanding care for patients.

“Our nurses and midwives are amazing people,” says Sue Cooper, the Trust’s Deputy Director of Nursing. “They all work hard, often in very difficult circumstances, and regularly go the extra mile to take the best care of our patients.

“This award is our opportunity to say a special thank you and to celebrate their achievements and contribution to nursing.”

Patients and their families are invited to nominate a nurse or midwife who have given them outstanding care during their stay in hospital, and the Trust’s staff are also being encouraged to put forward their colleagues who have advanced clinical practice and the nursing profession.

Tell us why your chosen nurse or midwife should be “Nurse of the Year 2007”

Entries will be judged by a panel of senior nurses and the winner will be announced at a special ceremony to mark International Nurses Day in early May. The winner will receive £100 in gift vouchers and an engraved trophy. All nominations must be received by March 31st 2007.

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, contact Daniel Pople, Communications Manager at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on 020 8725 5151 or e-mail