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Nurses win awards for hard work

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Warwick Hospital has announced the winners of the second annual Woods Awards, which recognise the hard work and dedication of nurses.

Selina Doughlin-Bugg, staff nurse on Farries Ward, received the Nurse of the Year 2010 award. Her nomination described her “fantastic” commitment to her patients and that she is “always reassuring and always ready to listen”.

“She works above and beyond the call of duty and always puts her patients first.”

In recognition of her hard work she received £500 from the Woods Fund.

The colposcopy nursing team, led by Kathy Taylor, received the Nursing Team of the Year 2010 award.

“Kathy and her team do their utmost to accommodate patients who have travelling, work or children commitments at various times to suit them. Patient care is always the focus of the service provided,” said one of the people nominating the team. Kathy and her team also received £500 to spend between them.

Public health Minister Anne Milton said: “The dedicated staff at Warwick Hospital are the face of modern-day nursing. They are ensuring that the local people of Warwickshire are receiving the high quality care that our nurses are renowned for.”

Jane Ives, director of nursing and operations, said: “These awards are an excellent way for us to recognise the high standard of nursing at our hospital. With the support of the Woods Fund we are able to give back to the nurses who provide so much to our patients. The volume of nominations is a true testament to the hard work that all of our nurses put in everyday.”

Jill Freer, director of quality and safety and executive nurse at NHS Warwickshire, said: “It’s great to see South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust recognising the fantastic work of their nurses in this way. The announcement of the winner falls on a very significant day in the Nursing community – the 100th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale – one of the most memorable and influential nurses in history. Whilst nursing has come a long way over the last 100 years, the ethics and values of nursing remain the same, to provide high quality care and comfort to patients.”

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