22 May 2018

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually in May to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in our community. It marks the beginning of National Nurses week, which ends on the Birthday of Florence Nightingale 12/05.

As a CCG we felt it was important to recognise this national day in line with other NHS organisations and therefore held a celebration event on the 14th May to say Thank You to all Nurses who dedicate their careers to delivering outstanding patient care across the borough.

All nurses across St Helens were asked to join us to celebrate the fantastic work they do every day with a chance to win some great raffle prizes and take the time to relax.

On the day our nurses received;

  • Background around Nurses Day and Thank you from our Chief Nurse, Lisa Ellis and Our Strategic Director, Peoples Services/Clinical Accountable Officer, Sarah O'Brien.
  • Blessing/Prayer form a local Chaplain.
  • Patient Compliments/Comments.
  • Qualifying Nurse Timeline along with then and now pictures.
  • Nurse Awards Ceremony. 
  • The chance to win some great prizes in our raffle - all prizes were kindly donated from businesses and organisations in the borough.
  • Time out - our nurses had the chance to take some time out after the presentation as we had lots of stalls within our marketplace providing hand massages, Indian head messages as well as wellbeing information

On the day of the celebration event we held an awards ceremony. Nurses had the opportunity to nominate colleagues for various awards which were presented on the day, those nominations included:

Award Winners - 

Practice Nurse of the Year - Lindsay Johnson
Acute Nurse of the Year - Emma Graham
Mental Health Nurse of the Year - Kevin Redmond
CCG Nurse of the Year - Sandra Holt
Long Service Award - Andrea Lucas
Community Nurse of the Year - Lauren Hudson
Community Nurse of the Year - Jayne Gore                                              Health Care Assistant of the Year - Megan Allcock 

As part of this event the CCG created a time line to
 showcase the years when all of our Nurses qualified which will be used within the NHS 70th Birthday celebrations. 

We would like to say a big thank you to all our wonderful nurses in the borough for all your hard work and dedication.