A Senior Staff Nurse from St Andrew’s Healthcare has been asked to judge the submissions at the 2021 Student Nursing Times Awards

October 06, 2021

John-Barry Waldron, who is based at the Essex site of St Andrew’s Healthcare, picked up the Best Student Innovation in Practice prize at last year’s awards which was why he was invited to judge the submissions this year.

He was recognised for launching the On the Ward podcast, which interviewed patients and staff who are based at the charity hospital.

John said: “It was a huge honour to receive the award for something that didn’t feel like work. Creating the podcast was a huge passion of mine as I’m a huge fan of radio, but also I wanted to find a way of breaking down the stigma that is so commonly attached to complex mental health.

The awards also provide the opportunity to congratulate the lecturers, practice supervisors, universities, trusts and private organisations who also go above and beyond to support student nurses.