Susan Owenama is Nurse of the Year

Susan Owenama has been named Nurse of the Year 2018 at our Annual Nursing Conference.

Susan is a charge nurse on Lesney Ward in the Woodlands Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital where she cares for adults with mental health needs.

Susan was nominated by a number of colleagues for always being supportive and proactive in managing difficult situations and for her tireless work to promote physical health within mental health nursing and for ensuring patients get the best care.

Jane Wells, Director of Nursing at Oxleas NHS, presented Susan with her award at the conference, which was held on 10 May at the Holiday Inn, Bexley. She said: “I am really proud of Susan who is a fantastic and compassionate nurse and a great team player.”

Learning Disability Practice Development Nurse, Steve Hardy, was named as runner-up.

Also announced at the conference was our Healthcare Support Worker of the Year 2018.

Rebecca Barter, who works within our paediatric continence team at Kidbrooke Village Centre, was nominated by colleagues for her ability to use sign language with patients, giving them a voice.

Jane Wells said: “Rebecca is an outstanding Healthcare Support Worker who is excellent at supporting the complex needs of patients and improving their quality of life.”

Catherine Colebrook, who works at the Bracton Centre, was named as runner-up.

In addition, the Older Adults Intensive Home Treatment Team were winners of the Placement of the Year award and Roy Norris, who works as a community mental health nurse in Bromley was named Mentor of the Year.

Published on 18th May 2018