Team shortlisted for two top nursing awards

A nursing team who has brought specialist respiratory care into patients’ homes has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Respiratory Nursing Team has been named finalists in two categories at the Nursing Times Awards 2019 – Managing Long Term Conditions and Respiratory Nursing.

In their nominations the team were recognised for bringing specialist respiratory care, which has previously only been available in the hospital, out into the community.

This has led to improvements in the lives of patients with chronic conditions and in the general lung health of the population across Guildford and Waverley.

It has also kept patients out of hospital, through providing specialist management of long term conditions.

The awards, which are in their 29th year, recognise innovation and excellent patient focused nursing care through a total of 22 categories.

The team, that includes Sarah Pearce, Nicola Cummins and Rebecca Ford, will now have to complete a presentation in front of a panel of industry experts before they will find out if they have been successful at a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in October.

Jo Mountjoy, Chief Nurse, said: “I am delighted that our Respiratory Nursing Team has been shortlisted in two categories by the judges of the Nursing Times Awards.

“They have worked incredibly hard to grow their service in order to improve the lives of patients’ living with long term conditions.

“This has seen them bring their specialist knowledge and care out of hospital and into the community, whether this is at one of our community hospitals’ or patients’ homes.

“The team are a credit to this Trust and I wish them the very best of luck for their presentation and the awards.”

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