“It was with great pride and admiration that we at Direct Nursing Services presented the 2015 Diamond Heart Awards. In doing so we acknowledged the commitment and dedication of many health care staff and health care providers throughout 2015. All of those nominated had shown excellence in care and some extraordinary achievements”.Dale Russell
The event was held on Saturday the 10th October 2015 at the delightfully elegant venue of The Manor Park Country House at Clydach.
We were also able to raise money on behalf of and in memory of Naomi Cook. We raised £1400 for Click Sargent and Ty Olwen Hospice.
The role of nurses is rapidly evolving. The ageing of our society with growing rates of other health conditions means that the health care system is dealing with an increasing number of complex illnesses. In current society nurses need to be culturally aware too. The ability to listen and understand people, from all walks of life and also demonstrating compassion and empathy, is a key care skill.
With an increasing range of health care responsibilities, caring for the sick has certainly become more demanding. In addition hospitals, nursing homes and other organisations are understaffed and budgets are tight.
That is why we at Direct Nursing Services believe that the social recognition of those professionals for their dedication and their individual achievements, is increasingly important in todays pressured work environments. This applies whether as individuals or as providers striving to meet these ever increasing demands.
The Registered Nurse Award.
There were many nominees for this category. They had received outstanding service user feedback. This was based upon the following criteria:
* They have received praise from clients and patients
* They understand and demonstrate treating each person as an individual
* They show respect to clients and treats clients/patients with dignity
* They have demonstrated excellence in their work
* They take special pride in their work
The Winner of this category was RN CHRISTINE BEVAN from Cimla, Neath
The Care Provider Award (Home/ Ward/ Organisation.
This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an employers’ commitment to care and how this is achieving success. This was evaluated by: In the delivery of their service they have demonstrated they have substantial strengths in delivering high quality care. As well as this that they have a sustained track record in that level of care delivery.
The Winner of this category was : SINGLETON HOSPITAL WARD 6
The Health Care Support Worker Award.
This award recognises those who demonstrate excellence in a client centred approach to care. That the nominees demonstrated a commitment to dignity and respect in the care they give
The Winner of this category was: THERESA CHAKRABATI Neath Abbey.