Anna Wade, CNS Paediatric Limb Reconstruction at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital was awarded the INMO Nurse of the Year Award for 2019.
Anna Wade, who lives in Dunboyne, works in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital in Finglas, as part of a specialised team. Nominated by her colleagues, she is developing an electronic care plan for patients and worked to establish a child-friendly environment in the hospital.
On receiving the award Anna said “I was so surprised when I heard that I had won the award. To think that my colleagues would take the time to nominate me, that was amazing.”
The Nurse e of the Year Awards were relaunched this year by the INMO to celebrate the incredible works by its members across Ireland. They were presented in the Richmond Event Centre (formerly a hospital) on Thursday night.
“I work with children and their parents before and after surgeries and I see them sometimes several times a week so we build up a great relationship with them. Parents love it here as it is out of the city and there is space to work, without as much stress. There is a super team here and we try to foster a community atmosphere between the patients, their families and the staff, so it all makes for a great service for our clients.”
Nurses and midwives were nominated by colleagues and the winners chosen by an expert panel of nurses and midwives in the INMO. Each were awarded €5,000, thanks to sponsorship from insurance firm Cornmarket.
“I am so passionate about my role and I always want to learn more to benefit the children of Ireland. It’s a challenging but very rewarding role.”
Anna Wade’s career has been driven by self-development, learning and a passion for caring for others. This continues today with the various projects she takes on in addition to the extraordinary care she provides for her patients including the development of an award nominated electronic care plan for the journey of a Limb Reconstruction patient and establishing a child and family friendly environment within Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.