UHCW Charity are proud supporters of the DAISY Awards, we love to share our amazing award winners and their stories of extraordinary care. But what are the DAISY Awards and how can you get involved?

The DAISY Awards were created in 1999 by the family of Patrick J Barnes following his death from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP. The DAISY Foundation commemorates the appreciation Patrick’s family had for the fantastic nursing care and compassion shown to him and his family.

Now an internationally recognised scheme, the DAISY Awards give patients and their families an opportunity to celebrate, honour and express their gratitude to nurses and midwives that have made a difference through their outstanding skilful and compassionate care.

Patients or their families can put a nomination forward which is then evaluated against a scoring criteria by an expert panel. From students to managers, all nurses and midwives are eligible for nomination.

“There aren’t enough words to express how truly thankful I am…She is truly an amazing person and midwife…Words cannot express how grateful I am…her encouragement and positive input that the baby and I were both doing well really lifted a load off my shoulder…she will always hold a special place in my heart” Nomination for a DAISY Award Winner

Each DAISY Award winner is honoured at a special surprise ceremony, where they are celebrated amongst their colleagues. They receive a DAISY award pin, certificate and a hand carved sculpture, ‘A Healer’s Touch’

To nominate your nurse or midwife visit www.uhcw.nhs.uk/daisy-nomination

Thanks to your ongoing support we can continue to support the DAISY Awards at University and Rugby St Cross Hospitals.

You can donate here and make a difference, thank you.