Nurses and midwives at Guy’s and St Thomas’ have been given a “unique” award to celebrate their work.
Some 41 nurses and two midwives were given the Nightingale award in a virtual ceremony with Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE, and Gillian Prager, President of The Nightingale Fellowship. The award winners will now be known as Nightingale Nurse’ or ‘Nightingale Midwife’.
The Nightingale award is unique to Guy’s and St Thomas’. It was named after Florence Nightingale, who started her nursing school at St Thomas’ in 1860. More than 250 people have been given the award since it launched in 2017.
Avey Bhatia, Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “It was wonderful to see so many of our nurses and midwives recognised for their outstanding work. They should all feel immensely proud of their achievements during such a challenging year.
“This prestigious award allows us to celebrate and develop our fantastic staff, and build on Florence Nightingale’s legacy of delivering high quality, compassionate care.”
The nurses and midwives who won the awards will be given an engraved badge and certificate later in the year.