A Walsall Nurse is a star – and that’s official as she has been given a national award to recognise exceptional care.
Zoe Allen, Community Clinical Lead for Quality received a Cavell Star Award last month after being nominated by a colleague.
She has worked at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for nine years.
Her current role is a new one which started last October within the Trust’s Community Division and entails:
- Supporting clinical staff competencies
- Supporting the team with the management of complex patients
- Supporting the team with specific training needs/education
- Working on projects within the community to ensure positive patient care outcomes
An inspiring national awards programme, Cavell Star Awards are given to Nurses, Midwives, Nursing Associates and Healthcare Assistants who shine brightly and show exceptional care to one of three groups of people: their colleagues, their patients or patients’ families.
The 31-year-old from Wolverhampton said: “I was very surprised when I was presented with this award. It is a huge honour that I was nominated and I’m truly grateful for all my colleagues that I have worked with and the mentors who have supported me during my Nursing journey to date. I can honestly say that I have learnt and been supported by the most amazing colleagues ever.”
She added: “My favourite thing about my job is supporting staff within the team with clinical skills, education and watching them develop within their role and grow with confidence.
“Most importantly, I enjoy meeting patients from all walks of life and being able to support them to live as independently as possible within their own homes.
“Throughout my Nursing career I have lived by the motto ‘I treat every patient how I would want one of my loved ones to be treated, with utmost dignity and respect’.”