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2022 RCN NI Nurse of the Year Awards

17th June 2022

Belfast Trust colleagues were among those recognised at the 2022 RCN Nurse of the Year Awards Ceremony.

The awards were held on 16 June 2022 at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, with host Sarah Travers.

Belfast Trust was represented by four nominees with Linsey Sheerin, Urgent and Emergency Care Service Manager picking up the Public Health Award for leading the development and delivery of a transformed and nurse-led custody health care model.

Other staff recognised were:

Patient’s Choice category (RUNNER UP) – Pamela Scott, a cardiac and thoracic surgery nurse: for her quick reaction and outstanding care and support to a patient who experienced a cardiac arrest

RCH NI Nurse of the Year Award (Finalist): Laura Croan, a trainee advanced nurse practitioner. Laura improved patient outcomes by successfully establishing a nurse-led lymphoma clinic in the regional cancer centre at Belfast City Hospital.

Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health, Addiction or Intellectual Disability Award (RUNNER UP) – Andrea Conway: specialist behavioural nurse. Andrea has been recognised for outstanding support to children and young people with a learning disability who may have additional mental health difficulties.

Brenda Creaney, Director of Nursing and User Experience at Belfast Trust, said she is thrilled at the recognition Belfast Trust received at the Awards.

“I am absolutely thrilled for Linsey, Pamela, Laura and Andrea who were rightly recognised for their dedication to our patients and the contribution they have made to life here at Belfast Trust.”

“Our nurses make a huge difference to the patients who come through our doors and this recognition reflects our commitment to excellence here in Belfast. It illustrates once again the innovation and leadership our team of nurses provide every single day.”


Andrea Conway

Laura Croan

Linsey Sheerin

Pamela Scott