Nursing Student Receives NHS Trust Honour

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A University of Worcester Nursing student has been named as Apprentice/Student of the Year at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital NHS Trust Staff Achievement awards.

Second year student Amy Tyler picked up the accolade at last month’s award ceremony, after being nominated for impressing whilst working on placement at Kidderminster Hospital’s Wyre Forest Community Unit.

An audience of around 200 people were present as 14 teams and members of Trust staff were honoured for their contributions at the Charles Hastings Education Centre.

Amy says: “I was gobsmacked to be nominated, then to attend the awards ceremony was a real honour – it was lovely to see so many hardworking people get the recognition they deserve.

“I was nominated for a ten-week placement which I completed earlier this year – I absolutely loved it, and I’m loving my course. To win an award like this really spurs you on and gives you great confidence that you’re doing the right things.”

The Trust received over 160 nominations for the 14 awards, with Amy selected for the honour for ‘consistently delivering a very high standard of nursing care to patients and their families, and her uplifting pride in everything she does’.

Harry Turner, Chairman of the Trust, said of the awards evening: “It’s a great honour to present these awards each year. Reading through the hordes of nominations served as a reminder of why I come to work every day.

“Evenings like this remind us of the truly amazing work that goes on around the clock to ensure that our patients receive a service from their local hospital that they, and we, should be very proud of.”