Veterans’ charity shortlisted for student nursing times awards

The Royal Star & Garter Homes has been named as a finalist in the Student Nursing Times Awards.

The charity cares for war veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia and is one of nine shortlisted in the Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year category.

Playing a key role in the development and roll-out of the Trainee Nursing Associates (TNAs) programme, they have been involved in the national project from the beginning.

Pauline Share OBE, director of care at The Royal Star & Garter Homes, said: “We’re proud to have welcomed TNAs since the Health Education England (HEE) pilot began in 2007.

“It allows us to offer opportunities for learners to experience best practice in adult social care, demonstrating how quality care should look like. TNAs also benefit from working with our skilled dedicated multi-disciplinary team.

“To be shortlisted reflects on the excellent work carried out by the team at our Home in Surbiton.”

One of the TNAs placed at the homes was deaf health care assistant Gary Cutmore who hopes to inspire others with auditory problems to achieve their goals.

The nominee has praised the Charity for how it adapted to deal with his loss of hearing during his placement.

Mr Cutmore has been shortlisted in the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year category at the same awards.

The Student Nursing Times Awards take place on 26 April at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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