A specialist team at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a national Nursing Times award.
The Infection Prevention team is being recognised for their work in making a Norovirus strategy.
Members work at both the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.
The strategy was put together with help from NHS England and Cumbria County Council following the 2015 Norovirus outbreak in Cumbria.
The incident at the time resulted in over 300 affected inpatients and had a big impact on services.
The Infection Prevention team's strategy involved local health organisations, nursing and residential homes and local authorities.
Each worked together to identify patients with the illness at an earlier point.
Winners of the 2017 Nursing Times Awards will be announced on 2 November.