2019 Nurse of the Year


Liliana Ungureanu - Bryn Ivor Lodge

Liliana Ungureanu, nurse at local care home Bryn Ivor Lodge in Cardiff was recently crowned as the national winner of the Nurse of the Year category at the 2019 Barchester Care Awards on 3rd of October.

The judge for the category, Barchester’s Julia Atherton, Director of Nursing, said of Liliana that “Liliana has been a nurse for 30 years and is extremely talented, very highly skilled and competent. She could work anywhere, but she says she chooses to work in Bryn Ivor where her colleagues say she has ‘infectious enthusiasm’ and ‘is an anchor for the small group of nurses in the home’. We were struck by her modesty and her clinical leadership skills and abilities. She works ‘shoulder to shoulder’ and ‘in the middle of the staff’ and this is how she ensure the high standards of care in the home 24/7. She has developed a very strong clinically skilled and committed team and is a real credit to the nursing profession.”

Liliana said of her win that, “I am very proud, and very honoured to be receiving this award. We work hard here at our home with a focus on the people we care for, and not for accolades, but it really is very special to be recognised in this way.”

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