Four outstanding nurses from Four Seasons Health Care have been nominated for the prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2014.
Yvonne Diamond, Home Manager of Dungannon care home in County Tyrone, has been nominated by her line manager, for the RCN’s Bamford Vision Award. This award recognises nurses who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving care services in the mental health and learning disability sector.
Gary Cousins, Clinical lead for infection control, has been nominated by Quality manager, Elaine McShane, for the Public Health Award which recognises those who have contributed to improving or raising awareness of public health in Northern Ireland.
Home Managers, Melanie Reyes of Saintfield Lodge Care Home in Belfast and Claire McNeilly of Strangford Court Care Home in County Down were nominated by their line managers for the Mental Health Innovation Award and the Team Manager Award.
Melanie Bowden, Four Seasons Health Care’s Learning and Development Manager, said, “We are thrilled that four of our staff have been nominated by their peers for the RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards. They have all demonstrated great commitment to improving health care and we wish them the best of luck.”
The RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards has been running for 18 years and is designed to reward individuals who have delivered dedicated and excellent care within their specific roles. The RCN will announce the winners and present them with their awards at a ceremony in the Culloden Hotel, Holywood on 22nd May 2014.