RCN Wales Nurse of the Year
For the past 8 years the RCN Wales Board have been honoured to host the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards. Celebrating excellence and innovation, showcasing the great leadership, compassion and dedication of the nurses and the nursing profession providing care across Wales.
It was an extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 awards this year. However it was the right thing to do, as our nurses and colleagues in health, social care and the independent sector step up in response to the coronavirus, it is clear now is not the time to hold these awards.
All our nurses, midwives, student nurses and health care support workers are deserving of being honoured, they are demonstrating unwavering compassion and resilience to deliver care to the people of Wales - going above and beyond! Even though many feel they "are just doing their job" - a quote we so often hear from the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year winners.
Our expectation in 2021 is that the awards 'will be back' and that we receive 'more' nominations than ever to recognise just what an incredible profession nursing is and what exceptional people we have that work in and support our profession.
So for now, let us look back at some of the extraordinary highlights of the 2019 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards (see video below) and please look out for further information on the launch of the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2021.........coming soon!
Thank you for all your hard work and commitment during this difficult time, whether caring for patients directly, or supporting the nursing community and health and social care in other ways, please keep safe.