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Arches District Nursing Team up for Patients Choice Award

27th September 2023

Arches District nursing Team

The Arches District Nursing team have been shortlisted for the Patients Choice Award at the RCN Nursing Awards 2023.

The team are delighted to be shortlisted for the award after being nominated by Janette Connor, a patient in the service.

The Patient’s Choice award is an opportunity for the public to demonstrate their gratitude to a nurse or healthcare professional who has made a difference to their or a loved one’s care.

Nominations for finalists demonstrate how they have gone above and beyond to make a remarkable impact on their patient’s lives. They have demonstrated their dedication and compassion and we are thrilled to share their accomplishments.

In her nomination, Janette talked about how the team have helped her through the ups and downs of life while providing holistic care at home. She wrote: “My family are reassured that I’m getting such great care at home. They can see the team has given me back my dignity and self-esteem. One friend recently said I’ve gotten my spark back, lost during so much time in hospital.

“The district nurses have gone above and beyond getting to know me as a person, my needs and what is important to me. Last year was one of the hardest, and the nurses listened, gave me space to cry, been a listening ear and even brought flowers and chocolates after a rough week. They also celebrated successes and milestones.”

“Without them, my only option would be a long-term inpatient stay. Instead, they have given me a quality of life I’ve not had in years. Most of all, they’ve given me hope, encouraged me to live my life to the fullest and allowed me to make the most of opportunities despite living with this awful condition. I know that with this team of nurses in my corner, everything will be ok.”

Team lead sister Orla Glennon said: “We’re shocked and delighted to be nominated. It’s quite something to publicly hear the positive impact we can have on a patient’s life and overall wellbeing. In these challenging times in nursing, we are still able to provide professional holistic care.”

You can read Janette’s full nomination story and vote for the Arches District Nursing Team on the RCN Nursing Awards website now.