A DEDICATED nurse has won an award for the compassion she demonstrates in her job.

Rachel Burke has been recognised for her outstanding care and compassion at Cygnet’s annual nursing awards where she received the Nurse Compassionate Leader award.

She is the deputy manager at Tabley House Nursing Home in Knutsford.

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Rachel said: “I feel very honoured to receive this award.

“Being compassionate is part of everyday work, I feel really emotional.

“Nursing and caring for people is my life, I love every day at Tabley.”

The Cygnet nursing conference and awards were held in Birmingham.

David Wilmott, Cygnet’s director of nursing, who hosted the event, said: “The awards provide an opportunity for staff to nominate colleagues for the exceptional work that they do.

“This year we had a record number of nominations.

“It gives me enormous pleasure to recognise those who make outstanding contributions to the care that our service users and residents receive.”

Nominating Rachel, the team at Tabley House said: “Rachel’s compassionate management is not limited to just supporting the staff team but she equally supports the residents, their relatives, stakeholders and visiting professionals.

“This is evidenced in the continuous positive feedback from surveys, thank you cards and verbal praise, accumulating in a second year Top 20 carehome.co.uk award for Tabley House.

“Rachel embodies the Cygnet values of trust, integrity, empowerment, respect and care.

“ She naturally ensures that these values form part of her daily practice; not only as a role model but in equally promoting and demonstrating these values to fellow team members.

“Rachel has worked at Tabley House for almost 10 years where she promotes positivity, inspires her team members and daily improves their overall wellbeing.”

Karen Johnson, senior vice president and chief clinical officer, behavioural health at Cygnet’s parent company Universal Health Services, Inc announced the finalists and winners of the awards.

There were 529 nominations across nine awards categories Dr Tony Romero, chief executive officer of Cygnet, said: “Our nurses are the core, the heart of everything we do.

“When everybody’s at home, when everybody’s distracted, our nurses are there doing the right thing for our patients and residents.

“It is thanks to our nurses and the quality of their care that people improve and live their life as the best version of themselves.

“We owe so much to our nurses and I’m very proud of all of our nurses and award winners like Rachel.

“It has been terrific to recognise all of the talented individuals across Cygnet group and to say thank you for their dedication and compassion.”