The Gary Logue Colorectal Cancer Nurse Award winners
We're proud to reveal the winners of the fifth annual Gary Logue Colorectal Cancer Nurse Award.
The award marks the achievements of colorectal cancer nurses who make a huge difference to both the lives of their patients and their colleagues across the UK.
The winner for the award for a nurse nominated by their colleagues is Wayne Croves from Nottingham University Hospital. The judges were overwhelmed by the impact of his leadership on bowel cancer patients and his colleagues.
The winner for the award for a nurse nominated by patients is Tracey Becker from Warwick Hospital. The judges highlighted how she goes the extra mile to support patients with bowel cancer and their families, often speaking with them outside of her working hours.
A special thank you goes to the chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Nurses Network Dr Claire Taylor MBE, from London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, for presenting these special awards.
Lauren Wiggins, Director of Services at Bowel Cancer UK, says: "The nominations from their patients and colleagues show how much these nurses deserve this special recognition and we're delighted to be able to present them with this award. Every 15 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with bowel cancer but with these fantastic nurses we can continue to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by the disease."
The award was set up in memory of Gary Logue, a nurse who worked for the charity, who passed away in 2014.