Prestigious Chief Nurse Award for Outstanding Suffolk Care Home

It has been celebrations all round for the team at Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home who have received a prestigious surprise award from England’s Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Professor Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care.  The team were given a Chief Nurse Award in recognition of the work they have done to support student nurses on placement.

The award was made following a nomination by the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board who have worked closely with the home to support access for student nurses into social care as part of their training.

Over the past year, the team has welcomed both student nurses and nursing associates, totalling  close to 800 practice hours. Their commitment to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals is truly commendable.

To mark this huge achievement, Professor Deborah Sturdy and Lisa Nobes, Chief Nurse for the area joined the team at Stowlangtoft Hall for their surprise presentation, which was completed virtually.

Professor Sturdy said of the award: “It was an honour to recognise the outstanding achievements of Stowlangtoft Hall in Suffolk, who have not only supported their nursing students exceptionally well but have also made significant contributions to the community. I was delighted to present them with the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Team Award.”

Sally Chilvers, Home Manager at Stowlangtoft Hall commented “We were all taken aback to receive this award from Professor Sturdy.  It was particularly special to have with us on the day a graduate nurse who joined our team having come on placement here, and a student nurse who we are supporting in her final year placement.  These nurses are the future of social care and we are proud to champion them.”

Alex Ball, who oversees workforce development for Stow Healthcare Group, and who received a Gold Award from the Chief Nurse for her own contribution commented: “I am so proud of this recognition, both personally, and for the team at Stowlangtoft Hall. We work hard to dispel the myths and promote rewarding careers in nursing and social care. To be nominated externally by our colleagues at the integrated care board is what makes this recognition all the more special.”

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