Nurses from the hospital trusts that treated the victims of this year’s terror attacks in Manchester and London were honoured last night at the annual Nursing Times Awards.
Representatives from the 11 trusts involved in caring for those caught up in the attacks received a standing ovation as they each received a Special Recognition Award for their role.
“These nurses have shown the NHS at its very best”
Jenni Middleton, editor of Nursing Times and the host of the awards, said: “The Nursing Times Awards shine a light on these areas of the profession that we don’t see as much in the media.
“But sometimes, nursing is about rescue – and this year as well as our awards for the clinical specialities, teams and individuals who are pioneers in their fields, we have honoured the 11 trusts involved in providing a response to the London and Manchester terror attacks this year,” she said.
“These nurses have shown the NHS at its very best, and it is right we pay tribute to their bravery and dedication in caring for the victims of those attacks and their families,” said Ms Middleton.
“We are proud to offer those 11 trusts each a Special Recognition Award,” she added.
The 11 trusts that received Special Recognition Awards:
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
- Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
- Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
- Barts Health NHS Trust
- King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation
- University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Meanwhile, Emma Bleasdale, from the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, was also named “nurse of the year” last night at the Nursing Times Awards.
Special recognition for nurses who treated terror attack victims
In a glittering ceremony last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across 23 award categories.
- Read more about the winners and finalists in our special awards brochure (see attached PDF below) and the dedicated Nursing Times Awards website
- Read Nursing Times editor Jenni Middleton’s latest On the Pulse paying tribute to nurses who treated terror attack victims: Recognising bravery at the Nursing Times Awards
- Read previous Nursing Times coverage of the response to the attacks :
- Tributes pour in for nurse killed in terror attack
- CNO thanks NHS staff for ‘tireless efforts’ after London attack
- Nurse who treated Manchester victim recognised at royal reception
- Bolton bereavement nurse named among ‘women of the year’
- Special report: Nurses recall silent victims of London attack
- Special report: Manchester nurses praised for professionalism
- Special report: Manchester ED staff were calm, says matron
- Special report: Nurses came back in to care for shrapnel patients