DAISY Awards honour nurses from across Moorfields

Nurses from across our sites, including theatres and research, have been recognised for delivering exceptional care to patients and colleagues.

At a virtual ceremony held on Friday 17 December to mark the second round of Awards, six nurses were awarded either a DAISY Award or a Moorfields special recognition award, to honour and celebrate the leadership and compassionate care they provide every day.

Receiving awards were Jackie Oladimej, Marisa Rodriguez Romero, Anna Toossi, Grace Eni, who all received DAISY Awards, and Betty Nabukwasi and Francis Djan, who both received Moorfields special recognition awards.

An honour as chief nurse

Presenting the awards, Tracy Luckett, Director of nursing and allied health care professions said: 

“As chief nurse, I am truly honoured to lead and work alongside these individuals who, despite the ongoing challenges we face during the pandemic, continue to deliver the best care to our patients and to each other.”

Friday’s ceremony is Tracy’s last at Moorfields before she takes up the post of Chief nurse at GOSH. She added: “I’m sad to be saying goodbye to the brilliant team here after 13 incredible years, but I’ll be leaving on a high, having been able to give these special awards out before I head off.”

Patient nominations

Nominations for the DAISY Awards began in the summer, giving staff, patients and volunteers the opportunity to nominate a nurse they feel deserves special recognition. This round of DAISY Award nominations were dominated by patients, with more than 80% of patient nominations making up the entries.  

A recipient of a DAISY Award, Marisa Rodriguez Romero was nominated by a mother and daughter who wanted to thank Marisa for her care and compassion following the loss of family members to Covid. Speaking about their experience, the mother said:

‘We have visited this clinic on more than one occasion, and Marisa has been so very welcoming every time, making sure we are seen and regularly checks how things are going, even though she is very busy.

“She made sure to make my daughter laugh, having lost her father and grandmother to Covid, and always wishes us well when we leave. My daughter always asks for Marisa, and she looks forward to her visits because of her, even though the reason for our visits is not always positive. The fact that Marisa can make my daughter smile through such a challenging time is very worthy of a DAISY Award.’

Congratulations to all the winners.

Nominate a nurse today

Nominations for the awards will continue into 2022 and form part of our jour ney to achieving the pathway to excellence accreditation, which we have embarked upon to fully recognise the contribution that nurses make to patient care. Our next winners will be announced early 2022.

To nominate an extraordinary nurse, please email moorfields.daisyaward@nhs.net with your:

•           Name

•           Phone number

•           Email address

Let us know the nurse you are nominating and the site or clinic they work in. Please tell us why you are nominating this nurse and what makes them so special to you?

More about DAISY

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes following his death from a life-changing disease. Patrick's family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and them whilst he was in hospital and, by way of recognition, felt compelled to say thank you to nurses in a very public way. You can read more about the foundation at DAISYFoundation.org

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