DAISY Awards

The DAISY Foundation - Honouring nurses internationally

Find out how to thank your nurse by nominating them for an internationally recognised award for excellence in nursing. 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by members of the family of Patrick Barnes who was 33 years old and died of complications of the autoimmune disease ITP. Like many families we see every day who go through this kind of loss, the Barnes family wanted to do something positive to honour the very special man Patrick was. So, after his death, they came up with DAISY – an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.

To recognise the kindness, compassion and professionalism demonstrated by the nurses treating Patrick during his illness, the Barnes family established The DAISY Foundation.  The Foundation introduced The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses as a way to honour, not just the nurses who treated Patrick throughout his illness, but extraordinary nurses in hospitals and healthcare settings all over the world who make a remarkable difference in the lives of their patients and their families. We are very proud to partner with DAISY as we have extraordinary nurses here at Blackrock Healthcare, Hermitage Clinic.

Nurses nominated for A DAISY award will receive a DAISY pin with the overall winner receiving a “Healers Touch” sculpture which depicts the unique relationship Nurses have with their patients and a bound copy of their nomination story.

If you feel that your nurse provided you or your loved one with excellent care and you would like to acknowledge their efforts, we would invite you to nominate them for a DAISY award.

Nomination forms are available throughout the hospital – Just ask your nurse! Or you can access the electronic form here.

For more information on the DAISY foundation please follow the link: https://www.daisyfoundation.org/