A nurse has received the ultimate accolade from those that matter the most – the hospital’s patients. Raesa Moosa was declared the winning nurse in the Gisburne Park Hospital hospital’s inaugural Got Nursing Talent competition.

Patients at BMI Gisburne Park Hospital have been voting for their favourite nurse during their stay in hospital to mark International Nurses Day.

Every year on May 12, the birth date of one of the most famous nurses in history Florence Nightingale, nurses around the world are recognised for the life saving and tireless support they give to their patients.

Raesa said “I’m thrilled to have won the BMI’s Got Nursing Talent competition. It’s such a lovely surprise and it means even more to me that it comes from the patients I’ve cared for." All nurses and health care assistants at BMI Gisburne Park Hospital were treated to tea and cake and presented with gifts in celebration of International Nurses Day and in honour of the vital work they do in delivering patient care.

Sara Allton, Director of Nursing of at BMI Gisburne Park Hospital said, “I feel very privileged to work with a team of such dedicated, caring and truly talented people.

"It really is such a pleasure to take a day like today and make it very special to pay tribute to the team and the work that they do in the community.

“Nursing is the only profession where individuals are at patients’ bedsides day and night.

"Today we are celebrating the art of the profession – where brilliant human beings demonstrate the ability to reduce anxiety or fear, show compassion and always ensure dignity for each and every patient.”