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Celebrating international nursing award success

We are delighted to announce that Nottingham Children’s Hospital, based at Queen’s Medical Centre,  has become the first in Europe to achieve the Pathway to Excellence ® accreditation which is an internationally recognised hospital award.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity funded the Pathway programme accreditation process which is recognised globally as enabling nursing excellence, which also benefits patient care.

Barbara Cathcart, Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Chief Executive, said: “Supporting our NHS teams to deliver care excellence has been a key focus of our charity since we were established in 2006.  We are delighted to have funded Nottingham Children’s Hospital successful accreditation and know that alongside our dedicated NHS staff, children and their families will benefit hugely from the work done to achieve this. Congratulations!”

Professor Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals, said: “I am incredibly proud of this achievement and it is particularly special for us as 2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale.

“How wonderful that in this anniversary year this accreditation demonstrates that nursing in the UK continues to deliver excellence here at NCH. I am so very proud of them all and commend them for their hard work and professionalism