During this year’s National Nursing Week (7 – 11 May), Nottingham Hospitals Charity, with the help of the city’s tram network, arranged a unique way of saying ‘thank you’ to nursing and midwifery teams.
On Thursday 10 May nurses, midwives and students nurses attending a nurses’ forum at the QMC were surprised with the delivery of two large celebration cakes, delivered by staff from Nottingham Hospitals Charity and NET who are one of the sponsors of this year’s Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards (15 May).
Jennifer Nicol, who delivered the cakes on behalf of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “This National Nursing Week, we took the opportunity to thank and celebrate the amazing nurses and midwives at Nottingham University Hospitals for all that they do – every single day. Their dedication is so important to ensuring that Nottingham’s patients receive the best possible care.”
Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “This was an incredibly important opportunity to recognise the care and dedication of our nurses and midwives here in Nottingham. We wanted to give them the opportunity to sit down for five minutes, to chat to them about their work and to ensure that they felt thanked with a lovely slice of cake.”
The cakes were delivered to the QMC by tram. NET Marketing Manager, Stephanie Moss-Pearce, said: “We’re proud of the close ties between the tram and our local hospitals, and delighted to be able to show our support for Nottingham’s fabulous nurses.
Both the Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards and the Cake Express offer opportunities to highlight the fantastic work they do whilst saying a huge thank you for all their compassion and professionalism.”
During National Nursing Week over 100 cakes are to be given out to hard working nursing and midwifery teams across City and QMC hospitals. The initiative is funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Valuing and recognising nursing staff is part of Nottingham Hospitals’ drive to be a Magnet centre of excellence for nursing and midwifery. Magnet recognition is an organisational credential awarded to exceptional healthcare organisations that value their staff and support them to deliver high quality nursing and midwifery services to patients.
To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Charity www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk
Further details about the NET sponsored Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards can be found at //www.nuh.nhs.uk/nurse-midwife-of-the-year-awards