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Thank you to our nurses

NHS Awards 2020

I recently had the pleasure of donating  a painting and three mounted prints to the NHS Annual Practice Supervisor/Assessor Team Awards for 2020. These awards are presented by the local NHS Education Team for nurses who have gone the extra mile to help student nurses. Many years ago I was a teacher who helped train the trainee teachers in our school, so I know how important the role of a mentor/trainer is in a practical placement. Training students can be incredibly rewarding. You are not only supporting a young professional at the start of their careeer, but also through training them, you are forced to reflect on your own practice. I also know from recent personal experience from being in Morriston  Hosiptal with my broken leg/ankle just how hard all nurses work, especially the student nurses on their placements. I used to be fairly exhausted after teaching for 5 hours in a working day but nurses work an incredible 12 hour shift! So to find the time and emotional energy to fit in student training along with all their other duties is really deeply impressive. I also really valued the care, kindness and good humour they demonstrated to me and the other patients on that ward.

This year’s award ceremony took place, via Zoom,  this week on the 25th November.

St Marks Nursing Home, Swansea, was the recipient of my oil painting “Coastwatch Station, Rhossili”. Nursing homes have had a particularly challenging time this year because of Covid 19, so I am really pleased that they have a new painting to cheer up the staff and patients.

Coastwatch, Rhossili, Gower
Coastwatch, Rhossili, Gower

My three mounted prints of Three Cliffs Bay, Gower went to the Hafod Y Wennol Learning Disabilities Centre, Ur Ysgol Nursing Home, as well as to Martyn Morgan, who works in Mental Health. I am sure that they were all well-deserved winners and have played an important role in training and supporting our future nurses. Thank you!

Donated Prints of Three Cliffs Bay
Donated Prints of Three Cliffs Bay

You can buy prints of Three Cliffs Bay, Gower via here 

7 thoughts on “Thank you to our nurses

  1. What a great thing to do.

    1. Thank you, Ellen. It’s a tiny thing but I hope it cheered up some nurses for a moment or two.

  2. It is so nice to see these frontline workers get some appreciation. And I am happy to see that there is a program to bring new nurses into the NHS. We need new nurses and healthcare workers here as those who have been working through this Pandemic are getting burned out.

    1. Yes,I think that new nursing staff are vital. We need a lot more.

  3. Super nice of you to do this Emma. Nurses are the best. They work incredibly hard and we need them badly…!! I know they will appreciate your wonderful artwork.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Pam

  4. Giving this time of year is what it is all about Emma and you do it class!

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