Doncaster nurses honoured for commitment at top awards ceremony

Wendy Nicholson, Department of Health public health nursing professional officer, left, with Lynne Schuller.
Wendy Nicholson, Department of Health public health nursing professional officer, left, with Lynne Schuller.

A student nurse and school nurse from Doncaster have been honoured for their passion and commitment at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Lynne Schuller, a clinical lead for Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humer NHS Foundation Trust, received the Cavell Nurses’ Trust Innovation in School Nursing Award for her enthusiasm, commitment and hard work.

Meanwhile, fellow Doncaster resident Rachel Dalton, who is studying a masters of nursing science at The University of Nottingham, picked up the runner-up prize in the Community Award section.

The ceremony was organised by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, which gives money and support to nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students experiencing financial or personal hardship.

Lynne paid tribute to her colleagues and said: “I was amazed and proud to get the award. I work with a brilliant team of school nurses and this recognises all their hard work too.”

Rachel said: “I feel honoured to have been recognised alongside so many other amazing student nurses and midwives.”

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE was the special guest speaker at the event and she said: “It’s a real pleasure to share in the excitement of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust Awards.

“The world of athletics demands commitment and determination and it’s fantastic to see nurses and midwives are recognised for those values too. I’ve seen such passion tonight.”

Simon Knighton, chairman of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, added: “The awards help us be here for nurses and midwives, either by supporting them when they face hardship or by celebrating the amazing work that they do every day.

“We’d like to thank the generous organisations that sponsored our awards and lent their time and expertise to ensure the awards are a fitting tribute to the passion and commitment of all our finalists.”