A West Norfolk nurse who worked hard to help patients with Parkinson’s has won an internationally recognised award for her efforts.
Tincy Jose, who works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, has been named Best Nurse of the Year by MalayalamUK which is the top online news source for people from the Malayalam areas of India.
She is a charge nurse in the hospital’s Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and was recognised for her work helping patients with Parkinsons after being diagnosed with the condition herself.
The judging panel recognised her sincerity and passion when caring for patients and was amazed to hear of her dedication in raising awareness of the importance of delivering time-critical medication on time, every time, for Parkinson’s patients.
Tincy said: “I am dedicating this award to Parkinson’s community. I am so grateful to MalayalamUK for giving me the opportunity to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and living with and working with the disease.”
“I am beyond delighted and this is further recognition to the important work we are campaigning towards.
“The credit goes to my family, friends and Team QEH, especially my very own team in AMU.”
Alice Webster, CEO at QEH, said: ““We are so proud to have Tincy here as part of our team at QEH. My personal thanks to Tincy for all she has done and continues to do for our patients and their families.”
Tincy grew up in Oliyappuram, near Koothattukulam, and started her nursing career working at a charitable hospital in Attappadi, a tribal taluk in the Kerala state of India. She re-located to the UK in 2008 and later joined the NHS in 2014.
In 2019 Tincy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and has since been committed to helping educate colleagues through her own experience.