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Hampshire nurses celebrate award wins

20 Jul 2021

Three Hampshire nurses have all been given prestigious awards by the Royal College Of Nursing for their dedication to members.

Ged Swinton from Southampton has been given an Award of Merit 

Sydney Masawi from Gosport has been named Learning Rep of the Year 

Alisha Brown, a student nurse at the Southampton University has been commended in the Student Ambassador of the Year award category.

Celebrating the very best in nursing, the annual RCN Awards present Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Awards of Merit to those who have given an outstanding contribution to nursing, along with honours for the Learning Representative, Safety Representative and Steward of the Year.

Sarah Johnston, Acting RCN Regional Director says: “To have one member win this award is amazing, to be able to celebrate three in this region is outstanding. I am delighted for Ged, Sydney and Alisha. The work they have has done and continue to do is wonderful. 

“Our members may not realise how much our reps do behind the scenes, but we know and we are thrilled to be able to recognise them with these awards.”

Ged Swinton: “I am surprised and delighted to receive this award based on nominations from other nurses, it is an honour receive an award from such a skilled and supportive community.”

Sydney Masawi: “What a lovely and pleasant surprise to receive such an honour. This has been such a challenging year but as a profession we still need to be up to date with our professional development in order to deliver the best service to our patients. As a Learning Representative I felt I had to find ways to overcome the difficulties posed by the pandemic restrictions to ensure clinical supervision training carried on for members and fellow Clinicians within my organisation. Big thanks to my mentor for all the guidance and support throughout.”

Alisha Brown: “I am beyond proud to be commendee of the RCN Student Ambassador of the Year Award. As an RCN Student Ambassador I have been involved in current campaigns and met some incredible Individuals and I would encourage any nursing student to become an Ambassador.”

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