DAISY Awards

The international DAISY Award is a recognition program to celebrate and recognise nurses, midwives and nursing associates by collecting nominations from patients, families and co-workers as a way to thank them for the care and kindness they provide. Nurses, midwives and nursing associates go above and beyond every day to not only provide patient and families with excellent clinical care but also compassion and the DAISY Award honours them by showing our profound gratitude for all that they do.

The Daisy Foundation was established in the USA in 1999 by the family of J Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) aged 33. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and the Awards commemorate his family’s appreciation of the care he received.

We are encouraging patients, families and co-workers to nominate nurses, midwives and nursing associates who want to share their story of what their care has meant to them via posters on wards and via DAISYAwards@nnuh.nhs.uk.

The aim is to present 24 awards a year, and nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel comprising:

Scoring criteria

  • Models empathy and demonstrates a caring attitude in all situations
  • Demonstrates extraordinary clinical skills in the delivery of compassionate patient care
  • Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism in the work environment
  • Exemplifies our vision and PRIDE values
  • Establishes a special connection with patients and families.

More information

Watch – The Story of The DAISY Foundation