Kidney Centre nurse receives national award
A senior nurse has received a national award for going above and beyond to support her colleagues during the setting up a new renal dialysis unit in Norfolk.
Heather Moss, who is Senior Sister at the Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Centre, has received a Cavell Nurses’ Trust Star Award.
The awards are given to nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care.
Heather played a key role in the opening of the pioneering kidney centre in March, which saw dialysis treatments move from the Jack Pryor Unit at NNUH to Francis Way in Bowthorpe.
The new unit has 39 dialysis stations, dedicated home therapies unit and has capacity to deliver dialysis for holidaymakers and visitors to Norfolk.
Heather, who was nominated for the award by her colleagues, said she was “speechless” when she was presented with the star award.
“It is a lovely surprise and the whole team should have received the award. I am so proud of the team. The new unit is incredible, it flows really well and the new dialysis machines deliver better treatments for our patients.”
Professor Nancy Fontaine, NNUH Chief Nurse, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Heather has been awarded a Cavell Nurses’ Trust Star. She is a superb leader and role model for nursing and totally deserves this recognition.”