At the 2023 Royal College of Nursing Wales awards held at City Hall in Cardiff on Thursday 29 June, two Powys nurses were recognised for their exceptional work. The annual event celebrates the outstanding achievements of nurses and midwives across Wales.
Macmillan Lead Nurse for Cancer and Palliative Care Louise Hymers won the Community Nursing Award for her work on end of life care, whilst Senior Nurse Manager for Outpatients Development Judith Jamieson took home the Adult Nursing Award for her commitment to outpatient development.
Judith Jamieson said: “I am honoured and proud to accept the award for adult nursing from the RCN Wales. This award recognises the dedication and passion the whole planned care in Powys demonstrates in their drive to improve patient experience and access to specialist care closer to home."
Louise Hymers said: “I am honoured to receive the award from RCN Wales. Palliative and end of life care are areas of nursing that I feel extremely passionate about, so to receive this recognition makes me incredibly proud personally. I am also delighted that end of life care as a whole in Powys has been recognised with this award.”
Claire Roche, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery said: “I am delighted that both Louise and Judith have been recognised with these prestigious national awards from RCN Wales. Their professionalism, talent and commitment to the people of Powys is exceptional and they are an absolute credit to Powys Teaching Health Board. It was both a privilege and a joy to be present at the award ceremony in Cardiff to witness Louise and Judith receive their awards and I am incredibly proud of them both for their achievements.”
The Health Board would like to wish Louise and Judith very many congratulations and thanks them both for their outstanding contribution in the work that they do for the people of Powys.