Nurse of the year, rising star and long service achievement award were just a few of the 15 awards handed out to acknowledge the performance of Pulse’s most highly regarded nurses and midwives at the first Pulse London Nursing Awards 2014 event. All 300 nominations were entered by the nurses and midwives colleagues or clients, by email or social media, with winners being chosen by the judging panel from the nominations received.
Marcella Pergande, MD of Pulse London Nursing and awards host said, “We wanted to create a platform to appropriately acknowledge the exceptional levels of compassionate care provided by our nurses and midwives and honour the enormous contribution these individual make on a daily basis, as well as the commitment and loyalty they've shown us and their profession over the years”.
The evening’s winners voted as exceeding expectations within their field, were: Jennifer Tyndale, Gemma Sampson, Dorcas Laungani, Justine Symons, Greg Hays, Hellen Chipudhla, Sarah Piper, Deirdre Hawkins, Carli Baldacchino, Kate Talbot, Julie Logan, Sharon Looney, Kylie Langridge, Sarah Corder and Val Lloyd.
Winner of the Long Service award, Val Lloyd, who’s been with Pulse for over 12 years, commented, “Agency workers don’t often receive much appreciation. It was so rewarding to be recognised by my clients and their families and stand out in the crowd. Attending the awards was a thoroughly enjoyable evening from start to finish. I’ve always recommended Pulse to anyone enquiring about agency work. The training offered is excellent and they have high standards of care”.
“Our business is all about placing the right people in the right roles and as part of that it’s important we take the time to thank these individuals and celebrate their success” said Richard Macmillan, CEO of Pulse and awards co-host.
With the awards being the first of its kind in London, the exclusive event was attended by 120 nurses, midwives and healthcare industry professionals.
Pulse is a leading UK and international provider of health and social care staffing. We support NHS Trusts and private sector organisations by placing nurses, midwives, doctors, allied health professionals, health scientists and social workers into temporary, permanent and contract roles.
We care passionately about the quality of our staff and services and recognise our responsibility to achieve the highest standards.
Through attracting and nurturing the best people, we help clients deliver the best compassionate care.