Sharon Chakandinakira is celebrating after being honoured with an award for her amazing contribution to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Miss Chakandinakira is an internationally educated nurse, who migrated from Zimbabwe to the UK in 2021 and began working at a hospital in Crewe.
The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recruit attended a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) ceremony in Manchester. She was honoured in front of her colleagues from across the health and social care sector in the northwest.
Sharon achieved a BAME Leadership Programme, which assisted her in learning how to develop her career at Mid Cheshire. Following that, she completed a Professional Nurse Advocate course which is a nationally recognised qualification that assists NHS staff in understanding the challenges faced by their colleagues and supports improvements.
Miss Chakandinakira, contributed to the recruitment of staff at the hospital, including those from the Trust’s international programme. She was chosen as one of only six winners at the RCN North West’s annual awards held at Limelight Old Trafford.
She won the Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Award and was congratulated by North West’s RCN Regional Director also known as Estephanie Dunn.
Sharon said “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has played a role in helping me achieve this award, especially the Matron, Ward Manager, and the Pastoral Team.
“This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion that I have invested in my career, and I am grateful for the recognition.”
The Chief Nursing Officer also known as Scott Malton, said “Sharon’s impressive personal development and hard work has been invaluable for her team and the Trust.