Congratulations The Royal London Hospital Nurse Boshura Khatun. Boshura works on ward 13E and has been named as one of the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Rising Star award winners.
As part of Black History Month celebrations 2020, RCN sought nominations for ‘Rising Stars’ from the black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) community, who have made an outstanding contribution to health and social care in the capital.
The judges were impressed with Boshura’s passion and commitment and they felt that her nomination encapsulated the RCN’s theme this year of Voice, Power, Presence.
When asked about receiving the award, Boshura said: “I was very surprised when I received the email saying I had won.
“It's an absolute honour to be named rising star of the year. This not only represents my efforts but is a reflection on my team. We work very hard to achieve great results.”
Boshura was nominated by her colleague Holly West, she said: “I found out about black history month award on our trust intranet.
“This award is particularly important to me as I feel it has been a long time coming to celebrate and congratulate the trust's minority ethnic workforce. I work within diversity and I wanted to congratulate my black, Asian and minority ethnicity's talents within my team.
“Boshura is close colleague and friend at work. During Covid-19 I felt particularly proud of Boshura. As everyone knows it was an extremely challenging time for all of us. We had an influx of Bangladeshi patients who were very sick and unfortunately had minimal English. Boshura was a representative and advocate to the community and ensured that patients and doctors could communicate and also took an extensive time to also speak to the family's. Providing video calls regularly and arranging for the Imam to be in regular contact which helped the patients further recovery.
“I am very proud to be a colleague of Boshura.”