Andrea Cartwright, Honorary Officer, BAPEN, has been named the 2011/12 Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition Professional of the year in the prestigious CN Awards. The CN Awards recognise the nutrition industry as a whole – individuals, groups, and organisations - who have made a significant contribution, impact or achievement within the nutrition profession. Importantly CN Awards are voted for by the readers of the CN magazine – so the winners are recognised and rewarded by their colleagues/peers within the industry they work in.
Andrea was awarded the title for her work at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she is the driving force behind the ‘Nutrition Mission’ which aims to encourage everyone within the Trust to play a part in delivering excellent nutritional care. Taking pride in nutritional care is the backdrop to a range of measures that have been launched to put nutrition at the heart of patient care. A standard operating procedure where patients have their nutritional needs assessed within 12 hours of their arrival at hospital, an individual nutritional care plan which identifies their specific needs and therefore the most appropriate nutritional care required. Streamlined documentation records better quality information and is colour-coded to allow nursing staff to quickly understand patient’s individual nutritional needs – particularly helpful during shift change.
Commenting on her award Andrea Cartwright said, “I would like to thank everybody who has voted for me, this is a little overwhelming! It is an honour to be nominated, and shortlisted, let alone to win an Award that is voted for by professional colleagues. Thank you very much”
“Congratulations Andrea. Fresenius Kabi is proud to sponsor the CN Award for Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition Professional of the Year, particularly when the winner has devoted their time and energies to such a positive initiative as the Nutrition Mission. Passion such as yours is essential if initiatives such as this are to succeed, you are clearly making a real difference to patients’ lives and you should be very proud of your mission, long may it continue.” Ashley Clarke, Product Manager, Fresenius Kabi