Florence nightingale award
Florence nightingale award

A BEARSDEN nurse has been named a real Florence Nightingale at a glitzy awards ceremony.

Joy Bell was chosen from over 8,000 colleagues to receive a prestigious accolade as a reward for her ‘dedication and expertise’.

She was given the Florence Nightingale award, named after the famous nursing pioneer who tended the sick during the Crimean War, at BMI Healthcare’s annual Night of the Stars Awards.

The tissue viability nurse, who has been working at Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow for the past 11 years, was picked from thousands of BMI staff at more than 70 hospitals nationwide.

Joy was nominated for the award because of her ‘patience and expertise’ in dealing with complex wounds, as well as her dedication to learning and her own professional development.


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