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Nurses honoured as pride of profession

Proud BCHC nurses Tracey Jones and Lynne Shaw have been recognised for outstanding care and dedication after grateful patients nominated them in the inaugural Birmingham Mail Pride of Nursing Awards.

The awards offered Mail readers the chance to recognise NHS nurses throughout the West Midlands for going the extra mile to deliver compassionate, person-centred care.

Tracey, who recently moved from an inpatient role at Moseley Hall Hospital to a district nursing team and Lynne, a community staff nurse in the complex care team, were among the first ever proud recipients of Birmingham Mail Pride of Nursing commemorative pin badges.

Tracy Jones (left) and Lynne Shaw show off their Pride of Nursing pin badges.

Lynne was nominated by a patient for whom she has cared for nearly two decades since he was severely injured in a road traffic accident at the age of three.

He said: “She always has a smile and so much patience. She deserves this recognition to show how much she does for all her patients. She is a brilliant nurse.”

Tracey became a nurse only two years ago – a total career switch after working her way up to the position of production manager at a marine navigation equipment manufacturer.

Her nomination, from an anonymous Moseley Hall inpatient, said: “Tracey’s easy-going, caring manner and her humour made my stay in hospital so much easier. I am so grateful for her understanding and compassion.”

Birmingham Mail editor Marc Reeves said: “By launching the Pride of Nursing awards, we want to honour the professionals who make such an incredible contribution to us as individuals, and to our friends and families.

“We want to hear about the individuals or teams who have gone out of their way for their patients or their colleagues, who have really made a difference in their profession, in their ward, their surgery, or community."