Assistant Director of Nursing Martina Kingscott, was surprised with a Cavell Nurses Trust Award today for her services to nursing.
The Cavell Star Awards are given are to nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to their colleagues, patients and families, in honour of British Nurse Edith Cavell.
Martina was nominated for her work to improve the experience of care for patients and their families.
She is passionate in everything she does, striving for risk reduction, improvement and better experience of care through the teams she supports; which include the Adult and Child Safeguarding Team, Tissue Viability Service, Falls Prevention Service, Enhanced Care Team, Learning Disability Nurse Service and Admiral Nurse Dementia support service.
Martina was presented with the award by Marie Forshaw, Interim Director of Nursing at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, who said:
“I’m delighted to present Martina with this award today. An experienced and compassionate nurse, she embodies what a nurse should be.
“She is also a kind, caring and supportive colleague, and always tries to lift others into the spotlight to be recognised.”
Edith Cavell was a British nurse during the First World War. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides and in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.
The Cavell Nurses Trust was set up in her honour to celebrate nursing.