Nurse who gives ‘gold standard care’ awarded Health Hero

Release Date: 25/01/2018

 Nurse who gives ‘gold standard care’ awarded Health Hero

Staff Nurse Penny Oak has been recognised for always putting patients first – winning the first Health Hero Award of 2018 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Penny works on Kenyon Ward at the Oswestry-based hospital and was nominated by Marie Winterton, Staff Nurse on Oswald Ward.

Marie said: “Penny is a kind-hearted, hardworking nurse who always puts her patients first and gives them gold standard care.

“She is also amazing with her colleagues and will always offer to help in any way she can. Many people at the hospital know her for her kindness and dedication.

“I feel if anyone deserves this award then Penny does.”

Penny’s dedication has previously been recognised by patients, being described as a ‘second mum’, after she was shortlisted in 2016 for the Patient Choice Award at the Trust's Celebration of Achievement Awards.

Penny said: “I am very humbled to have won a Health Hero Award.

“There are so many other staff members who deserve this award, so to have been nominated and picked as the winner is amazing.

“This is a fantastic start to my year!"

The award was presented to Penny by Chief Executive Mark Brandreth, and was formally announced at the January meeting of the Board of Directors today.

Mark said: “When Penny was nominated and shortlisted for the Patient Choice Award it was clear the impact she has on our patients’ lives.

“But then to see her nominated by staff for a Health Hero Award just proved to me that staff feel the same way about her.

“I am honoured to announce Penny as our first Health Hero winner of 2018.”

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