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Graduate wins award for excellence on placement

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A newly-qualified nurse has won an award after impressing staff during her nursing placements at Charing Cross Hospital.

Mina Long-John currently works as a staff nurse in general intensive care at Hammersmith Hospital.

She recently graduated from Buckinghamshire New University and is the recipient of this year’s Hannah Evans Award for Excellence.

The award is given by the League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses for achieving a high standard in clinical knowledge and practice during work placements in the hospital’s intensive care and oncology wards.

Ms Long-John said: “I am shocked and amazed to win this award and am so pleased that I made such a good impression during my placements.”

She added: “I most enjoyed working in the intensive care unit during my placement in year three of my training, with the close interaction with patients and the opportunity to test my skills in a busy environment.”

Ms Long-John received her award from Kay Tewarie, from the League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses.

The award for clinical excellence is funded by a bequest from Dr Gordon Evans, whose wife Hannah trained as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital from 1942-46.

Both Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals are run by Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

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