What is the DAISY Foundation?
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalised profoundly touched his family.
What is the DAISY Award?
Who can nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award and how?
Patients, families, carers and members of the public can nominate nurses for a DAISY Award. You can either nominate using our online nomination form below or you can ask for a paper copy at any reception area across our sites.
Our first DAISY Award winner for June
Our DAISY Award winner for July
On Friday 29 August, we held our second DAISY Award ceremony, where we awarded, Jonathan Bousie, our winner for July for the outstanding compassionate and sensitive care he has provided for patients.
Jon, clinical practitioner in FYPC.LDA, was nominated for the award by a service user, as part of an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the exceptional care that many nurses and midwives provide every day. Jon’s nominator said: “Jon has been an outstanding example of the NHS at its best. Jon has recently assessed my daughter. He has been very knowledgeable, caring and approachable. He has a gift of making people feel at ease and soothes anxiety. Jon had accessible communication, he was committed and did what he said he was going to do, he gave very practical advice and his knowledge was very reassuring. He was caring and compassionate with a gentle sense of humour. He clearly explained the assessment process, and took time to ensure my daughter was comfortable with it, he focused on what mattered to her and in a follow-up was really positive and reassuring about some decisions she has made. He was thoroughly profession but warm and friendly. He was clearly passionate and committed to his role, his job and the NHS. Every service should have a Jonathan Bousie. Sometimes saying thank you is not enough.”
Dr Anne Scott, executive director of nursing, allied health professionals and quality, visited Hadley House to present Jon with a DAISY Award pin, certificate and a hand-carved sculpture A Healer’s Touch.
Jon shared: “I am thrilled and it’s good to be recognised for my work and being seen as compassionate by a patient and their family. I was just doing my job and was mindful that I incorporated the patient’s needs into the assessment process and was ultimately able to help her.”