St Andrew’s shortlisted for TWO prestigious Nursing Times Awards

It’s an honour to be shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award, but a Northamptonshire healthcare provider is going for the double!

St Andrew’s Healthcare employees have been shortlisted for two Nursing Times Awards, including the Nurse Leader of the Year category and Nursing in Mental Health. The prestigious, national award programme features 23 categories, and aims to recognise the amazing work that nurses do, day in day out, in order to support the people in their care.

Jodie Maloney, Divisional Head of Nursing at St Andrew’s Healthcare, has been shortlisted in the Nurse Leader of the Year category. Jodie started at St Andrew’s Healthcare in 2006 as a Healthcare Assistant, and embarked on her nursing degree in 2009. Dr Pete McAllister, Associate Medical Director who nominated Jodie, explained:

“Jodie Maloney is a force of nature. She exhibits fantastic leadership skills in her Nursing role, both by developing fellow nurses, and by rolling up her own sleeves and getting stuck in!

 “Her leadership potential was spotted soon after she joined the Charity, and her adaptability and innovation, along with her upbeat spirit, energy and compassion, has seen her promoted through the ranks. In her role as Head of Nursing Jodie now leads the care of over 120 inpatients who require specialist mental healthcare.”

Additionally, St Andrew’s Patient Engagement team have been shortlisted in the Nursing in Mental Health category, for their recent overhaul of our patient forum. The forum provides an opportunity for patients to share their voices with charity leaders, in order to make changes.

Nicola Lintott, Head of Patient Engagement, explained:

“Our patient forum is fundamental to the smooth running and improvement of our hospitals. It’s vital that those who are detained under the Mental Health Act have their voices heard and acted on, so that things can change and progress. We’ve even had patients who cannot read or write take part and chair meetings, which provides them with a voice they otherwise wouldn’t have had.

“Patient involvement is not something which can be tokenistic and we’re truly delighted that this initiative has been recognised by the Nursing Times.”

Steve Ford, editor of Nursing Times, said: “Congratulations to all our shortlisted entrants and thank you to everyone who has entered the 2020 Nursing Times Awards.

 “The challenge of tackling Covid-19, coming as it has during the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, has showcased the great work and innovation of nurses in every setting across the UK.

 “The Nursing Times Awards provides us with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the profession’s exceptional achievements in a very difficult year, and I look forward to announcing the winners,” he said.

 All finalists will find out if they have won a Nursing Times Award live at the awards ceremony which is taking place on Wednesday 14 October 2020. Good luck to all the entrants!