A WARD sister at Horton General Hospital in Banbury has scooped the first award of a prestigious scheme dedicated to recognising the hard work of nurses.

Sister Louise Garrett, who works on the trauma ward received the DAISY Foundation Award after being nominated by a colleague.

Ms Garrett said: “I was so surprised to be presented with the DAISY award.

“What an honour and to be the first for the trust and at the Horton makes it extra special.

“I’m proud to work with such a great team and to be recognised for the difference I make to people.”

Oxford University Hospitals adopted the awards earlier this year.