Kenilworth nurse nominated for top award

Sarah Emsden
Sarah Emsden

A Kenilworth nurse has been nominated for the Nurse of the Year award at a top nursing awards ceremony.

Sarah Emsden, the lead nurse at the Anchor Centre in Coventry, has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Award after establishing a women-only clinic at the centre following her work with the homeless.

She recognised that homeless women in particular have issues that require their own space.

For example, women who are victims of domestic violence can meet at the clinic, see a female GP or nurse and receive support from dedicated groups who specialise in helping vulnerable women.

Sarah was delighted to be considered.

She said: “I really didn’t expect to be nominated for this award.

“I am so thrilled that Nursing Times are happy to recognise the work among such strong competition.

“Just being shortlisted feels like an overwhelming achievement.”

Sarah is up against seven other nurses from across the country to win the award.

According to the Nursing Times, the award is given to nurses who exceed expectations in their day-to-day work.

They should have undertaken a piece of work on their own initiative that has required inspiration, determination and creativity.

The work must also have had clear, positive outcomes, such as improvements in patient care.

Georgina Baker, the Anchor Centre’s practice manager, said: “We are thrilled that Sarah’s hard work has been acknowledged like this.

“She really does put everything in to offering the best care to patients.”

“She goes above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating compassion, competence, courage and commitment to ensure the care she provides is as good as it can be.”

The ceremony will be held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on November 12.