West Middlesex University Hospital trust recognised the exceptional work of its nurses and midwifes in annual awards this May.
More than 70 people were nominated and the winners were presented their awards by new local MP Mary Macleod and representatives from GlaxoSmithKline and Ecovert FM.
The nurse of the year award was won by Joanna Poynter, clinical nurse specialist for older people, who was acclaimed for the way “she treats everyone with respect and is pivotal in the care of vulnerable adults. I don’t know anyone who does not feel the same about her”.
She said: “I was so shocked when they read out my name, but I wish to thank all my colleagues for their support and hard work. I am really proud and hope I can inspire others to be the best nurse they can be.“
The midwife of the year award went to consultant midwife Pippa Nightingale, who was nominated for being “passionate about midwifery, which is reflected by the respect and admiration of her peers”.
She said: “I feel this award highlights all the hard work our midwives have been doing in promoting natural birth within the community, as well as bringing the Natural Birth Centre on leaps and bounds to the point where it receives such positive feedback from local parents.“
The winners of this year’s prizes were:
- Non-clinical colleague of the year – Luke Webster, pharmacy porter
- Clinical colleague of the year – Emily Lowe, lead physiotherapist in orthopaedics
- Most promising newcomer – Katja Muktar, staff nurse on Syon 2
- Patient safety award – Joint winners: Jacqui Mallard, risk midwife, Janice Scott, infection control nurse
- Patient experience award – Jessie Ahluwalia, clinical nurse specialist for urology
- Team of the year – site team
- Student nurse/midwife of the year – Calvin Tendekai Maenzanise
- Support worker of the year – Jessica Haywood, support worker from sexual health
- Midwife of the year – Pippa Nightingale, consultant midwife
- Nurse of the year – Jo Poynter, clinical nurse specialist for older people