Nurse of the Year Awards 2021


11.05.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is supporting the Royal College of Nursing in Wales Nurse of the Year awards to recognise nurses who demonstrate innovation and excellence in practice and showcase their achievements to the nursing family in Wales.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is supporting the Royal College of Nursing in Wales Nurse of the Year awards to recognise nurses who demonstrate innovation and excellence in practice and showcase their achievements to the nursing family in Wales.

UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health is sponsoring the Care of the Older Person award, which aligns with the work being undertaken by the University's Centre for Health and Ageing to promote and improve health and fitness in the over 50s.

The Centre, which builds on internationally acclaimed research by Dr Peter Herbert, develops exercise and health programmes that recognise our changing needs as we age.

Irrespective of previous fitness levels or health, over 95% of those who’ve taken part have improved their current fitness status.

Professor Wendy Dearing, Dean of the Institute of Management and Health said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Care of the Older Person award which aligns with the fantastic work being undertaken at the University’s Centre for Health and Ageing as well as the world class research in aging and exercise produced within the University’s Wales Academy of Health and Physical Literacy. Our programmes support and improve quality of life by addressing the unique needs relating to physical activity in middle and later life, ensuring that each of us can enjoy active healthy lives throughout the life-course.”

Helen Whyley, Director, RCN Wales, said: “After being cancelled last year, we are thrilled to see the return of the awards in 2021.  The pandemic has served to highlight the role of nursing across the whole world. But we have some of the best right here in Wales. COVID-19 has of course presented many unprecedented challenges for everyone, but this year it won't stop us from honouring the incredible work of nursing professionals.

"The challenges faced by nurses between our last awards and these awards are hard to imagine for many outside the profession. That's why we need to pay tribute to them now." 

Richard Jones MBE, Chair of the RCN Wales Board, said: “These are highly prestigious awards, recognising exceptional standards in nursing. Over the years we have received hundreds of nominations that demonstrate the skills and expertise practised by health care professionals on a daily basis. They each reflect a shared devotion to their patients and to nursing, whatever the year and whatever situation they face. Over the last year COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the profession. All shortlisted contenders will have gone above and beyond in the face of great adversity.”

Dr Peter Herbert

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