IT BROUGHT a tear to her eye when she was named Hospital Nurse of the Year.
And today Jeanette Barnes, who picked up the award at our 2011 Best of Health Awards, is urging people to nominate their health heroes for this year’s event.
Jeanette, 43, is the lead for developmental care at the neo-natal unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.
She said: ‘I was stunned when I won. I was very pleased for everyone as it wasn’t just about me, but the neo-natal unit as well.
‘We don’t do this job for recognition – we do it because we love it.
‘But it’s always good to be appreciated by patients.’
Jeanette was put forward after helping Kelley Threadingham with her premature baby Erin, who was born at 26 weeks.
Erin had to be kept in an incubator and was slowly nursed to health.
But despite the stress, mum Kelley said she will never forget the help that was given by Jeanette.
If you have your own heart-warming story to tell and feel your doctor, nurse, dentist or community work needs to be recognised for their hard work, then nominate them for our awards.
This year’s glitzy ceremony takes place on Friday, September 21 at the Portsmouth Guildhall.
The night will be hosted by TV presenter Fred Dinenage and promises to be a special night for all those that are shortlisted.
All you need to do to make sure your health hero is in with a chance by nominating them.
There are 12 categories, which cover all sectors of the health service, from care in hospitals and surgeries, to care in the community.
To nominate all you have to do is fill out the form below and send it to us by June 25.
Once all the nominations are in, a judging panel will draw up a shortlist, which will be announced in The News. This year’s awards are also being backed by radio station Wave 105.
Any business or organisation looking to sponsor a category should contact Liz Parker by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (023) 9262 2202.
by PRIYA MISTRY