A staff nurse has won a national award after being nominated by her manager at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Valentina Morris had no idea she had been put forward by Acute Medical Unit (AMU) Ward Manager, Emma Wiper, in response to Tina’s 15 years of dedicated service.
Emma said: “Tina has always gone above and beyond to support the countless patients and their families over the years. She has also shown consistent support for her team and nursing students. She is constantly caring and compassionate and is a shining example to nursing.”
Cavell Star Awards, run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, are given to nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to their patients, colleagues and patients’ families. Many people are nominated but there are few selected winners.
Tina received a medal, certificate and badge for winning the award.
She said: It’s so nice to be appreciated in this way. We have a great team spirit on this ward – we are like a family and we all work hard for our patients and families. We also have the best managers who are always supportive.”
Clinical Matron, Clair Watson, said: “Tina has consistently cared for not only patients, but also their families at what is often the most challenging times of their lives. She is a very worthy winner.”
PICTURE CAPTION: Clinical Matron Clair Watson, Ward Manager Laura Lowther, award winner Valentina Morris and Ward Manager Emma Wiper