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Pilgrims launches awards for improvements in end of life care

Posted on 13 July 2017

Pilgrims Hospices launches Kent award for improvements in end of life care - Patricia Morley Award

Pilgrims Hospices nurses came together this week to mark the launch of east Kent’s very first Patricia Morley Awards for Improvements in End of Life Care.

The new award for nurses and Allied Health Professionals was inspired by the work of leading local nurse Patricia Morley

The new award for nurses and Allied Health Professionals was inspired by the memory of leading local nurse Patricia Morley (pictured).

The awards celebrate excellence in the end of life care given to people in east Kent and their families.

They have been launched by the hospice charity, thanks to a legacy donation from the family of past Kent and Canterbury Senior Matron and Pilgrims trustee Pat Morley.

Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals who work for the NHS or Pilgrims Hospices anywhere in East Kent can apply.

A chance to thank Kent’s caring professionals

Patricia worked tirelessly to promote excellent nursing in a profession she loved. If you share that enthusiasm, this award could be for you!

Wendy Hills, Pilgrims Director of Nursing and Care, explained: “At Pilgrims we are committed to having a positive impact on the end of life care of as many people in east Kent as possible. This new award is a very special chance for us to say thank you to the hundreds of other professionals in Kent who work so hard to give the best end of life care at a time when families need it most.”

Pat Morley worked tirelessly to promote excellent nursing within the profession she loved. She also volunteered for many years as a Trustee of Pilgrims Hospices, where her experience was invaluable.

Added Wendy: “It’s an honour that Pat’s family has been so generous as to support the launch of this award as part of her legacy. If you can relate to Patricia Morley’s enthusiasm for excellence in care then this award could be for you!”

Prizes

The prizes for the awards are as follows:

• Patricia Morley Award for improving end of life in an inpatient setting.

Prize of £1,000 that can be used towards a project that will make a difference to patients being cared for either in a hospital ward setting, or a hospice inpatient unit.

• Patricia Morley Award for improving end of life in a community setting award.

Prize of £1,000 that can be used towards a project that will make a difference to patients being cared for in the community.

• Patricia Morley Award for innovation in improving end of life care.

Prize of £1,500 that can be used towards a new model, tool or way of working that improves end of life care.

For more details click here to download the pack and application form, entries must be in by 30 September. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their entry by 6 October, with winners announced during the week beginning 9 October.

 


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