United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has launched a new award scheme for patients, families and colleagues to thank a nurse or midwife who made a real difference to their care.
The DAISY Award scheme, which was established in the USA by the family of J.Patrick Barnes in his memory, is an opportunity to say thank you and share stories of where nurses and midwives have gone above and beyond to deliver the best possible care to their patients.
Each DAISY Award recipient will be celebrated at a special ceremony, typically in her or his ward or department. Honorees will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved sculpture named ‘A Healer’s Touch’. The nomination will also go through to the ULHT annual Staff Awards to be considered.
Director of Nursing, Michelle Rhodes, said: “As a Trust, we are really proud to be joining thousands of hospitals across the world who are already taking part in the DAISY Award scheme, celebrating the huge amounts of skill, compassion and dedication shown by individual nurses and midwives. This scheme is the perfect way to honour and celebrate the dedicated compassionate care that nurses and midwives provide every day in Lincolnshire’s hospitals.”
To make a nomination, visit www.ulh.nhs.uk/about/daisy-awards to fill out a form or collect a nomination card from any ward or reception area. Please complete it and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
DAISY Awards, Trust Headquarters, Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln, LN2 5QY.
- The DAISY scheme was created in the USA in 1999 by the family of J Patrick Barnes following his death from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP. The DAISY Foundation commemorates the appreciation Patrick’s family had for the care and compassion shown to him and his family. Following Patrick’s death they felt compelled to say ‘thank you’ to nurses in a very public way.