Trainee nurse at Milton Keynes Hospital celebrates making it into the shortlist for national award

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A trainee nurse at Milton Keynes General Hospital has made it into the shortlist of a national nursing award.

Farida Mughai was nominated for the Inspirational Student Nurse Category at this year’s Welch Allyn Pioneers Of Care Awards after supporting and comforting someone in distress after they had lost a close relative.

Judge Dr. Helen Griffiths, a Nurse Consultant, university lecturer, and member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, said, “Although the awards have been running for a few years now this was the first time we have had an Inspirational Student Nurse category.

“There are so many nurses across the UK who deserve recognition for their work, but it’s also important to celebrate the next generation.

“Providing care isn’t just about physical needs, but also supporting patients and family emotionally, something which Farida has identified and delivered at an exceptional level.”

The Welch Allyn Pioneers Of Care Awards are now in their third year and aim to celebrate the trailblazing efforts of nurses across the UK.

”It is all too easy to take nurses, and trainee nurses, for granted,” said Jan McMeekin, UK manager of sponsors Welch Allyn UK Ltd, whose expertise in frontline care stretches back almost 100 years.

“By highlighting their pioneering work with patients and inspiring efforts while training, we can show just how much we owe them.”

The awards ceremony will take place on July 4 at The Wellcome Collection in central London.

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