Two Goodmayes Hospital nurses shortlisted for prestigious national award

Nurse Consultant Geraldine Rodgers collects award for Significant 7 at Cavell Nures Trust awards 201

Nurse Consultant Geraldine Rodgers collects award for Significant 7 at Cavell Nures Trust awards 2017. Photo: NELFT - Credit: Archant

Two nurses who work at Redbridge’s mental health trust are in the running for a prestigious national award recognising outstanding care.

Geraldine Rogers and Emma Berry, who both work at Goodmayes Hospital, in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, have been shortlisted from more than 770 entries for the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Nurse Awards 2018.

Geraldine, the associate director of nursing, is among five candidates shortlisted in the competition’s Nursing Older People category.

She said: “It’s a significant honour to receive a nomination from the RCN.”

Geraldine is nominated as the leader of a team behind a training package called Significant 7.

The package includes a toolkit which helps care workers to better identify the needs of their residents earlier on as well as an interactive training session with a healthcare professional in a care home setting.

She added: “The standard of entrants this year was exceptionally high and the fact that the Significant 7 project has made it to final five shortlist is testament to how well it has been received.”

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Emma, interim young persons home treatment team manager, is among five shortlisted for the Mental Health Practice award.

The team she manages – consisting of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists – provides a 24/7 support service to up 12 to young people, in their own homes, at any one time.

The service is available to Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Waltham Forest residents.

All candidates in the competition’s 14 categories are due to present their initiatives to a panel of judges next month.

The winners in each category will then be considered for the overall Royal College of Nursing’s Nurse of the Year 2018 award.

On July 4, the winners will be announced at an award ceremony in Westminster Park Plaza, in central London.

Now in its 31st year of running, the awards are seen as one of the highest accolades for nurses in the country.

Goodmayes Hospital is managed by the North East London Foundation Trust (Nelft) which offers a range of community and mental health services to residents across the borough.