RCN Foundation and Cavell Nurses' Trust award winner to be announced

On 1st April 2015 in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal several awards were made to student Nurses and Midwives who demonstrate values WW1 Nurse Edith Cavell showed throughout her remarkable life. The 4th Cavell Nurses' Trust awards were especially poignant as 2015 marks 100 years since the execution of Edith Cavell in German-occupied Belgium. Held at Fishmongers Hall in London, the event honoured 8 winners and 8 finalists who shined through several hundred of their peers.

HRH The Princess Royal was involved in the awards for a second year Prizes included funding for study abroad and laptops; previous winners have delivered health promotion in Peru and investigated mental health services for Aboriginal people in Australia.

Winner of the Edith Cavell Leadership Award Pearl Sakoane, is studying adult nursing at King’s College London and added: “I was inspired to be a Nurse by my mum, who fought to finish her training in an unstable South Africa. Her attitude to caring for people was powerful.

“When my mum was living through the end stages of cancer, she received outstanding nursing care. So to win this award is amazing, it’s the next part of my family’s nursing story.”

The judging panel for the awards included representatives from the Welsh Government, RCN Foundation, and academic institutions, Kings College London, University of the West of England, University of Nottingham, and Oxford Brookes University.

The RCN Foundation has sponsored the Outstanding Student Nurse award with RCN Foundation trustee Professor Alison Leary sitting on the awards panel. The winner was Deborah Cooper pictured below with HRH The Princess Royal 

 

HRHThePrincessRoyalwithDeborahCooper 

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