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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Nomination Form

The DAISY Award is an international recognition programme started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system). Patrick’s family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created the DAISY Award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patient, families, and staff to thank and honour their special nurses.

St. James's Hospital is delighted to be a DAISY Award partner to recognise the wonderful nurses in our organisation. Please visit to learn more about how The DAISY Award recognises Extraordinary Nurses.

Each DAISY Award honouree will be recognised on her/his/their unit and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a thank you card from our Director of Nursing; Sharon Slattery, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. The team will celebrate with cinnamon rolls (a favourite of Patrick’s during his illness).

DAISY Awards


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