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Dual shortlisting for Care UK in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards

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Care UK teams are celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious Nursing Times Workforce Awards. Suzanne Mumford, Head of Nursing, Care and Dementia, and Sheena Henderson, Deputy Manager at Stanley Park care home in County Durham are the two finalists from Care UK in the Practice Educator of the Year, and the Nurse Manager of the Year categories respectively. 

The Nursing Times Workforce Awards are national awards which recognise the hard work of nurses who have made a positive impact to the profession. These are one of the highest nursing accolades in the country and receive hundreds of entries each year.  Getting shortlisted in two categories truly reflects the passion of Care UK’s nurses who take pride in providing excellent care for residents whilst using innovative methods to enhance the care and wellbeing of people living in Care UK homes. 

Suzanne’s passion for the wellbeing of people living with dementia and her determination to empower Care UK nurses to deliver the very best specialist care for residents saw her become a finalist in the Practice Educator of the Year category. She has a pivotal role in implementing an ambitious five-year strategic plan to support nurses and care teams to enable residents to live well with dementia from admission to end of life. Suzanne also supports nursing colleagues to apply for, and participate in, university-led research projects and scholarship opportunities.

“Getting shortlisted for such a highly regarded award is an absolute honour and I cannot thank the team at Care UK enough for their support. I am looking forward to the big night.” says, Suzanne.

Sheena is the driving force behind the home’s award-winning gardens, which have enhanced the lives of the residents and her understanding of how to deliver the best care to those with dementia, saw her getting shortlisted for the Nurse Manager of the Year category.

Sheena said, “It is so delighted to be a finalist for such a prestigious award. I would like to thank all my colleagues at Stanley Park care home for supporting me – it really is a team effort. I look forward to the awards night.”

On hearing of Care UK nurses being shortlisted for two national awards, Director of Care, Quality and Governance, Rachel Gilbert said, “We are committed to providing the best possible care for all residents and in particular those living with dementia. Here at Care UK, we provide our nurses with exceptional education and leadership programmes, which support them in delivering excellent care across our homes. Suzanne’s contribution to dementia care and end-of-life care at Care UK is a shining example of this commitment. Sheena’s dedication and innovation to enhance the lives of residents and support other nurses cannot be praised enough. Both are worthy of an award, and I wish the best of luck to Suzanne and Sheena for the awards ceremony.”

The winners will be announced at a Nursing Times Workforce Awards ceremony in London on 22nd November 2022.

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