Hospice Inpatient Unit Ward Manager receives a special award

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Our Ward Manager, Jenny Oakes was taken by surprise during her shift on the Inpatient Unit recently, when her colleagues huddled together for a special announcement. Unknown to her they had nominated her for a Cavell Star Award and she won!

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Carly Wills, Matron of Clinical Services who presented Jenny with the ribboned presentation pack, which included a boxed medal, pin badge, certificate and card explained:

“We wanted Jenny to be recognised for all the extra support and care she always shows to her colleagues. The Cavell Star Awards are designed to give amazing nursing and midwifery teams up and down the country a morale boost and is a way to say thank you for the incredible work nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants do every day for all of us and Jenny was very deserving of this ”

Black and white presentation box with star award and certificates

Jenny was surprised to receive the award as she knew nothing about it but gratefully (and humbly) received it with a smile, whilst her colleagues showed their delight with a round of applause and a few whoops and cheers.

The Cavell Star Awards is a national awards programme which awards nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who show exceptional care to their colleagues, patients or the patients’ families.

Jenny is the third member of staff at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to receive a Cavell Award as Clinical Nurse Specialists, Katie Williams and Gemma Irvine, were recognised for going above and beyond in 2020. You can read more about it here: arhc.org.uk/supporting-you/personal-stories/detail/two-clinical-nurses-recognised-for-going-above-and-beyond-in-the-living-well-service/

A huge WELL DONE Jenny from everyone at #TeamArthur!