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Student Wins ‘Overall Winner’ at Nottingham’s Nurse of the Year Awards

Image Courtesy of Nottingham Post / NUH

Christina O‘Loughlin, a Student Nurse at the University of Nottingham, won overall winner at the Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trusts annual award ceremony.

Christina was nominated by the grateful parents of a child she cared for at Nottingham Children’s Hospital who were impressed and inspired by her care.

Christina was one of eight winners at the Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards which recognise the outstanding contributions of our nurses and midwives. She will not qualify as a nurse until December – but the exceptional student is already turning heads.

She explained she has always wanted to work in healthcare and was inspired by her mum, who is also a nurse and went on to say “I’m so shocked. I don’t even know how to describe it. I didn’t even realise that student nurses could win this but it’s really nice”.

Mandie Sunderland, NUH’s Chief Nurse, said: “We have had a fantastic response from the people of Nottingham, with almost 40,000 votes for this year’s winners.  This is testament to the outstanding care being provided in hospitals and in communities across Nottingham”.

The award has not previously been won by a Student Nurse. You can read the full story on the Nottingham Post website.