Two nurses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust have been recognised for their care and leadership qualities.

Francina Mushaninga, a matron in an elderly ward, and Victoria Andrews, a lead nurse for practice development received the Chief Nursing Officer's Silver award.

Chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May, made the announcement to the hospital in a video and on Thursday (November 19), Francina and Victoria were formally presented with the awards.

Both nurses have been recognised for their high standards of care towards patients, Francina was commended for her care towards the elderly.

Francina said: "I am truly humbled to accept this award, a huge thank you to my senior leadership team for nominating me."

Victoria was praised for her leadership over the past 18 months in her role as lead nurse.

She said: "When I heard the announcement, I was shocked and surprised. I wasn't expecting to win an award.

"I am privileged to work in a role that makes a difference. There are so many different elements of my role but I love all aspects and the award is a great honour to receive."