DAISY Foundation representative presents two Torbay and South Devon winners
Published: 15 June 2023
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust welcomed Melissa Barnes from the DAISY Foundation for a visit this week, where she presented the two latest DAISY Award winners.
The DAISY Foundation was set up 23 years ago in memory of Patrick Barnes, Melissa’s brother in law, and has since then recognised outstanding care from over 200,000 nurses and midwives in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Helen Thatcher, who works in Dawlish Community Hospital, was nominated by a person in her care who described her as “going above and beyond” to recognise her deterioration and to lead and advocate for her care. It went on to say “Helen was leading an entire hospital that Saturday. She showed me individual care and compassion.”
Mars on Allerton ward was nominated by the family of a patient who sadly passed away. Mars was recognised for outstanding levels of professionalism, compassion and respect during what was a difficult time.
Members of the public and colleagues can nominate a nurse or a midwife who has provided outstanding care for a DAISY award online.