Over 1,000 healthcare professionals attended the 2012 Nursing Times Awards at the London Hilton last night, celebrating nursing’s most prestigious awards evening.Altogether, nearly 100 organisations and their partners were represented and shortlisted.
HCL Nursing sponsored the ‘Nurse of the Year’ category, and HCL Director of Sales and Marketing, Claire Billenness was thrilled to announce Jacky Edwards of University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) as the winner.
Ms Billenness said: “Jacky is a worthy recipient of the Nurse of the Year award, and HCL Nursing is delighted to recognise her contributions to burns patients and services.”
Jacky Edwards became the UK’s first burns nurse consultant in 2010. Her work has produced significant output, including papers on wound care and the implementation of protocols such as uniform referral forms, referral criteria’s and competencies for burn nurses.
“It is an honour for HCL Nursing to recognise and pay due credit to people who are a part of this exception profession. As an organisation, we are committed to supporting and investing in all our nurses, from their compliance to their continued professional development, to provide the NHS and the healthcare industry with innovative, quality nurses such as Jacky.” Ms Billenness said.
Congratulations once again to this year’s winners, finalists and all who submitted entries.