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The DAISY Award

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We are proud to be one of many hospitals in the UK to introduce the DAISY Award, an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the skilful, compassionate care nurses and midwives provide every day. Over 3,900 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing across the world have committed to honoring their nurses with The DAISY Award!
Established in the USA in 1999 by the family of J Patrick Barnes following his death from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP, the DAISY Foundation which was founded by Bonnie and Mark Barnes commemorates the appreciation Patrick’s family had for the care and compassion shown to him and his family. Following Patrick’s death they felt compelled to say ‘thank you’ to those who cared for him in a very public way.
The DAISY Award is your opportunity to say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse or midwife made a difference you will never forget.
Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognised at a public ceremony by the Director of Nursing and Quality in her/his ward or department and will receive a DAISY Award pin, certificate and a hand-carved sculpture ‘A Healer’s Touch’ which has been crafted from serpentine stone which is believed to possess healing properties.