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SCFT takes the crown for nursing in the community at Nursing Times Awards

Date: 27 October 2022

9 members of SCFT standing.  One member of staff in the centre is holding the NT Award.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s community palliative and end of life care nursing services have been praised for their focus on patient-centred nursing care at the prestigious Nursing Times Awards on Wednesday.

The awards bring together the nursing community to shine a light on the brightest talent in the profession and recognise those staff who make nursing innovative, patient-focused and inclusive.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust were finalists for two projects within the Nursing In The Community category.  The two entries are linked to our end-of-life care, rated ‘outstanding’ for responsiveness following its last inspection by the Care Quality Commission.   Caterina Speight led a project on supporting deteriorating patients and palliative and end of life care in homeless people through shared education with the Martlets Hospice.   Lisa O’Hara was project lead for the introduction of carers administration of End of Life care medication. Caterina Speight’s project was the eventual winner of the Nursing In The Community category.

Donna Lamb, Chief Nurse at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, commented: “This is really a reflection of the immense nurse leadership in palliative and End of Life care across the Trust. It was a fantastic event and we are obviously delighted and very proud that our nurse leadership has been recognised nationally. It is a testament to the hard work of our staff and their determination to continue delivering outstanding care to our patients in the community.”