Nurse ‘Cheesy’ collects top award for her caring approach

 

Award-winning Nurse ‘Cheesy’ with student Louise Gillespie

 

A Doncaster nurse has won a top university award for the care and support she gives her students.

Angie Cheesemond, 46, a practice nurse at The Rossington Practice, was presented with the Inspirational Mentor Award during a recent ceremony at Sheffield Hallam University.

Angie – known affectionately as Nurse ‘Cheesy’ to staff and patients alike – earned the award after being nominated by staff who lecture on the university’s nursing degree course.

It was presented to honour Angie’s ‘exceptional support for student learning’.

She routinely mentors third year student nurses, who spend up to 15 weeks working with her at Rossington.

A keen ornithologist, who also sings in two Doncaster-based ladies’ choirs, Angie, lives at Conisbrough and has two grown-up children. She said: “I’m passionate about my job and want to promote it, which is why many former students have decided to work in local GP surgeries once they have qualified.”

Current student, Louise Gillespie, 25, who is set to qualify in August, praised Angie for the support she has given her, saying: “She’s very enthusiastic, approachable and constantly shares her knowledge with me. I really look forward to coming to work.”

Although she had wanted to be a nurse from being six years old, Angie was 39 before she realised her dream, having worked in a variety of different jobs until then. She started out as a healthcare assistant at Cantley’s Oakwood Surgery, before embarking on nursing studies at Doncaster College and then graduating from Sheffield Hallam University.

She joined The Rossington Practice in March 2015 having worked at a surgery in Thorne prior to that.