Stoke-on-Trent Nurse wins ‘Good Nurse Award’ at the national finals of the Great British Care Awards

27 September 2021

Rebecca Hyland accepting Great British Care Award

Rebecca Hyland, Clinical Nurse Manager at Scotia Heights in Stoke-on-Trent, won the Good Nurse Award at the national Great British Care Awards this weekend.

Saturday night saw the prestigious awards ceremony for the national Great British Care Awards, celebrating the best of the best in social care.

Rebecca Hyland, who works at our Scotia Heights care home in Stoke-on-Trent, was nominated by a colleague for the Good Nurse Award and won the regional award for the West Midlands in July 2021.

Rebecca was joined by her partner and Mum, as well as colleagues from across Exemplar Health Care, at the national finals gala dinner on Saturday night, which was hosted at the ICC in Birmingham.

After winning the regional award, Rebecca’s nomination went forward for the national award, where she competed against winners from the other regions.

Rebecca was announced as the winner of the national Good Nurse Award at the finals, and was handed her award by TV and radio host, Mark Wright.

The judges applauded Rebecca for her person-centred approach to care. They said: “Rebecca was able to show a clear understanding for the needs of her staff and her residents. Rebecca through her own practice and level of commitment, has developed relationships that have proven to be so important to the service users, that they consider her to be part of their family.”

Rebecca was joined by her colleagues, Bev Blythe from Fairburn Mews in Castleford and Siobhan Henson from Pathways in Sutton in Ashfield, who were also regional finalists and up for the national award, both in the Care Home Activity Organiser category.

About her win, Rebecca shares: “I’m thrilled to have won this award. I’ve been working at Scotia Heights for a few years now and have been recently promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager, so to be awarded the Good Nurse Award is incredible. I couldn’t have done it without the brilliant team at Scotia Heights, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them too.”

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