UHS staff presented with Chief Nursing Officer Award


Staff at UHS have been personally presented with a Chief Nursing Officer Award by Ruth May during a visit to the Trust this morning.

Simon Jacob, Jo Manliguez, Julie Brooks and Rosemary Chable were all presented with the silver CNO award for their outstanding service to the profession. Ruth May paid tribute to each member of staff praising them for their efforts over the past year and for their dedicated service.

Julie Brooks was nominated for her outstanding leadership during the pandemic as head of infection prevention and being instrumental in developing and implementing the UHS approach to preventing the spread of coronavirus. She has also worked across the region in her role as coordinator for the Wessex Branch of the Infection Prevention Society.

Jo Manliguez, senior sister in the Acute Medical Unit was recognised for consistently going above and beyond for patients and colleagues and for the way she has led the team at the vaccination hub at UHS, overseeing more than 44,000 vaccinations for staff and wider healthcare colleagues.

Ward leader Simon Jacob was recognised for his leadership in moving the high dependency service from its original purpose built unit to the infectious disease units during the pandemic, and for his active role in supporting Indian nurses both within the Trust and nationally during the pandemic.

Rosemary was nominated for her role at UHS and the wider system in shaping the nursing workforce both in her work in recruitment and in developing nursing education. Recently retired from her deputy director of nursing role, Rosemary has returned to work in the organisation to continue to focus on staffing, practice and education.

Congratulating her colleagues, chief nursing officer at UHS Gail Byrne said: “These staff honoured here today exemplify everything that makes UHS a special place to work. They have all shown an incredible dedication to the profession not only over the course of the past year when they have faced huge challenges, but in everything they do and everything they are as nurse leaders. I am beyond proud of them all.”

Posted on Tuesday 15 June 2021