Recognising the achievements of our nurses and support workers on International Nurses Day 2024!

Recognising the achievements of our nurses and support workers on International Nurses Day 2024!

Today (10th May),  Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB is joining in the global celebrations to mark International Nurses Day.

International Nurses Day is an opportunity to recognise the incredible work, dedication and skills of nurses and HealthCare Support Workers worldwide.

We are immensely proud of our diverse nursing and midwifery teams in CTM, and appreciate everything they to do for our patients and communities, every day, in our hospitals and across or communities.

Over the last year, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB nurses have been working tirelessly to provide the best possible healthcare for members of our community, and as a health board, we’ve been delighted to see many of our nursing staff recognised for their achievements.

Here’s a look back to some of our highlights from 2023-24…

Nursing Times Awards 2023
Greg Padmore-Dix, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Care won the coveted Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Nursing Times Awards 2023 in London https://ctmuhb.nhs.wales/news/latest-news/chief-nursing-officers-award-for-lifetime-achievement/

CTM UHB nurses won awards at RCN Awards 2023
Six CTM UHB nurses won awards at RCN Awards 2023:

  • Mandie Welch, Lead Heart Failure Advanced Nurse Practitioner won the Innovation in Digitalisation in Nursing Award
  • Sarah Morris, Practice Development Midwife won the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award
  • Hayley Compton, Operational Team Leader Carla Evans, Community Nurse won the Supporting Education and Learning in Practice Award
  • Andrea Dorrington, Lead Nurse for Urgent Primary Care won the Primary Care Nursing Award
  • Sharon Webber, Public Health Specialist Midwife won the Improving Individual and Population Health Award

Six of our amazing CTM UHB nurses win awards at RCN Awards 2023

Listen to Mandie Welch discussing the signs and symptoms of Heart Failure for Heart Failure Awareness Week on BBC Radio Wales:
(From 1.45.47)

Royal Visit
Three international nurses from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board were among just twenty five nurses from Wales to accompany the Chief Nursing Officer, Sue Tranka to Buckingham Palace – Three International Nurses from CTM invited to Buckingham palace!

Nursing Support Worker Award 2023
Christian Harris and Kirsten Jenkins (Support Workers) were both awarded in the category of ‘Nursing Support Worker Award’ at the Royal College of Nursing Awards, 2023

Chief Nursing Officer Excellence Award 2023
Catherine Lowery, CTM Mental Health Dementia Specialist Nurse received a Chief Nursing Officer Excellence Award for her outstanding work at HMP Parc – https://ctmuhb.nhs.wales/news/latest-news/cno-excellence-award-for-mental-health-nurse/

(RCN) Wales Nurse of the Year Awards, 2023
Judith Wall and Bethan Williams (Acute Learning Disability Liaison nurses)received the Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Award in this year’s Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Wales Nurse of the Year awards – https://ctmuhb.nhs.wales/news/latest-news/nurses-dedication-earns-national-award/

Vaccine Save Lives Champion Award 2024
Rhianydd Davey (Immunisation Coordinator) won the Vaccine Save Lives Champion Award at the 2024 at the Public Health Wales Welsh Immunisation Conference

Tracy Evans – Working in partnership with homeless charity, The Wallich
Tracy Evans (Clinical Nurse Specialist) takes nursing care out onto the streets, reaching people who otherwise wouldn’t access support. Tracey’s inspiring work was recently featured by ITV – itv.com/watch/news/catch-up-with-itv-cymru-wales-news-on-tuesday-07th-may-2024/fhnv46w

A massive thank you, and congratulations once again, to all of our fabulous nurses and Healthcare Support Workers!

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