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Therese wins Student Nurse of the Year Award

18th May 2023

Members of the Tallon Family with winner Therese White.

The Southern Trust’s Nicola Tallon Student Nurse of the Year Award has been won by Therese White.

The award was launched in memory of our esteemed colleague Nicola who had worked in our Home Treatment Crisis Response team within Mental Health and Disability and passed away in June 2021.

Therese now works within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as an eating disorder nurse. Runner up for the award was Michelle McGirr, who continues to work within our mental health nursing team.

The judging panel were faced with the difficult task of shortlisting and choosing an overall winner and runner up from the fantastic calibre of our student nurse cohort, which was demonstrated through evidence of great quality, values and ethics in every application.

Emma Brannigan who nominated Therese for the award said:

“Therese arrived to her Primary Mental Health Care placement with a real thirst to learn and brought fresh thinking to the way in which we provide services.

“She was a valued member of our multi-disciplinary team and was always compassionate and respectful when interacting with staff, service users and their families.”

Interim Assistant Director for Mental Health Services John McEntee added:

“Our Nicola Tallon Student Nurse of the Year Award recognises outstanding students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to the profession.

“It is a pleasure to see that both Therese and Michelle both continue to work within our Trust and their success is testament to the high quality of our nursing staff.”

Emma Brannigan, left, Student nominator and Therese White winner of the Nicola Tallon Student Nurse of the Year Award.

Oliver McGirr –student nominator and Michelle McGirr Nicola Tallon runner up Student Nurse of the Year.