A Horton General Hospital employee from Banbury has been recognised for excellence in her practice.
Angela Summers works as an ENP (Emergency Nurse Practitioner) and was the first one to work at the hospital on Hightown Road in 1986.
She received her award after people anonymously nominated her for the work she does at the hospital, which effectively frees up doctors’ time to concentrate on patients with serious illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes.
Mrs Summers, who lives in Hanwell Fields in Banbury, said: “I was really surprised when I won the award. My matron told me she had something to give me and when it was the award I was speechless.
“I have had a lot of nice thank you letters from patients. Because I work autonomously I see them right from the start to discharging them, so it means they are not passed around from one person to the next. It’s quite a big ordeal going into A&E but we look after them and are on the same level as them.”