The Pinder Award is supported by the Salisbury Rotary Club and recognises the role experienced nurses play in supporting students throughout their training programme.
Nominations for the award came directly from the students themselves, with a summary by them outlining the role their mentor had played in their development.
Rosemary, who works as a sister in the Palliative Care team, received her award from Associate Director of Nursing Alison Wetherall at a special ceremony at Salisbury District Hospital. Comments from her student nurse included:
Rosemary is a wonderful role-model who provided outstanding support and teaching and was always patient. She was an excellent all-round mentor and encouraged me in all aspects of nursing. Her professionalism and dedication to palliative care patients has inspired me. Sister Cox is my role model mentor without a doubt.
There were two runners up. Abigail Dixon, who is a staff nurse on Britford Ward and Karen McDonnell, a staff nurse on Tisbury Ward. Both were presented with runners up prizes at the ceremony.
Alison Wetherall said: " I would like to congratulate Rosemary, Abigail and Karen for their outstanding achievements. They along with all other nurses on the mentoring programme provide tremendous support and guidance to students and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their efforts."
Miss Wetherall added: "All nominations highlighted the encouragement and inspiration that mentors had provided throughout the year and the way in which all the nurses on the mentoring programme had acted as first class role models for student nurses." Ends
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170